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Cornell Law School: M.S.L.S. Degree

Master of Science (Legal Studies) (M.S.L.S.) Degree Program

Beginning in the Fall of 2009, Cornell Law will offer a Master of Science (Legal Studies) (M.S.L.S.) degree.  The M.S.L.S. is a one-year nonprofessional degree intended for Cornell University graduate Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows who have no prior legal training and seek an introduction to the foundations of legal systems, legal reasoning, argumentation and analysis, legal procedure, and substantive law in selected areas.

Admission and Requirements:

Admission information and requirements for the program can be found at the law school's M.S.L.S. admissions website.  

The M.S.L.S. is not a professional law degree and it does not qualify a student to sit for the bar examination in New York or any other state.