Master of Science in Law

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Applications for the part-time residential and part-time online Fall 2018 start are being accepted through June 30.
The application for the full-time residential Fall 2019 start will open on September 1.
The application for the part-time online Spring 2019 start is currently open.

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Where STEM, Law, and Business Converge

MSL logoScience, engineering, and technology are increasingly driving the world economy. STEM professionals who understand and anticipate the legal, regulatory, and business implications of their work will be best prepared to lead the development of innovation and policy.

The unique MSL curriculum centers on the intersection of law, business, and technology, with specific focus areas in business law and entrepreneurship, intellectual property and patent design, and regulatory analysis and strategy. Courses are designed specifically for MSL students, and students have the flexibility to design course plans that fit their particular interests and professional goals.

MSL students greatly benefit from studying at one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. Students have access to a highly successful alumni base, in addition to world-renowned faculty and broader Northwestern University resources. Northwestern Law is also a long-standing leader in curricular innovation, known for launching several other path-breaking programs. MSL students truly enjoy the best of both worlds: an innovative, new law degree awarded by an established, world-class law school.

Degree Formats

The MSL degree is offered in three formats:

Degree

Duration

Residential Full-time 9 months
Residential Part-time 2-4 years
Online Part-Time 2-4 years

For additional information about Northwestern Law's Master of Science in Law program, please email msl@northwestern.edu.