This master's degree in legal studies from Cornell Law School is designed specifically for business professionals. Whether your role involves compliance, risk management, contracts and business deals, human resources, or finance, this program will prepare you to apply the language and concepts of U.S. law to the opportunities and challenges facing your company.
This program was designed for working professionals.
Our Next Start Date: January 17th, 2023
20 Month Part-Time Program
30 Total Credit Curriculum
This master’s program features purposefully designed courses exclusively for M.S.L.S. students taught by full-time faculty.
Online courses follow our modality of structured flexibility. Courses are built to be asynchronous, meaning a student can view the materials on their own time when it best suits them. The courses are governed and kept moving at the appropriate pace with due dates for discussions, projects and exercises at the end of each course module.
Courses are set up with the intent of requiring between 15-20 hours per week of work and study.
The program provides as total of 18 online courses with electives in healthcare, securities, financial institutions, and negotiations.
Unique features of the program are 2 one-week intensive summer sessions at Cornell University’s Ithaca NY campus. Students will make two one-week visits to Cornell’s campus where they will meet their classmates and professors in person. The first Ithaca residency includes two intensive courses: Effective Communication Skills and Conducting Legal Research. During the second visit, students will present their Capstone Projects that they’ll complete remotely during second half of program.
All students are required to complete a Capstone Project. This capstone is intended to be both research based as well as professionally grounded in a topic important to the student. This project will act as both a culminating academic as well as a portfolio project for the student.
Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
Working with Business Contracts
Navigating the Intellectual Property Landscape
Human Rights Obligations of Organizations
Effective Communication Skills
Conducting Legal Research
Regulatory Policy and Process
Criminal Liability of Organizations
Business Organizations and Corporate Governance
U.S. Antitrust Law and Policy
Business Immigration Law
Cybersecurity: Policy and Governance
Privacy Law, Regulation, and Business
Health Law and Compliance
U.S. Securities Regulation
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent international degree
Resume demonstrating five years of relevant professional experience
Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended
Letter of recommendation
Statement of purpose
International students for whom English is not your first language, provide TOEFL or IELTS scores