A 9-month program designed for recent graduates, those on F-1 Visas, and those who are able to take a sabbatical from work.

Full-Time M.L.S. students will take a full load of courses over two semesters. This allows you to complete the degree in just nine months (one academic year) and takes classes at any day and time. If you are looking to accelerate your career with strong legal knowledge and skills from the #1 Public University in America and #1 law school in Southern California, this is the program for you!

See the Part-Time path if you are a full-time career professional and or need more flexibility in your schedule.

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Schedule-at-a-Glance


Introduction to American Law is taught intensively for one week in August, the week prior to the start of the Fall semester. All newly matriculating M.L.S. students must be on campus full-time during that week.

26-32 Credits

Fall

Spring

12-16 credits per semester

August - December

January - May


Introduction to American Law (1 unit)

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Private Law: Property and Contract (3 units)

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The Modern Regulatory State (3 units)

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Legal Analysis and Communication (2 units)

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Specialization Course (3 units)

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Optional Specialization Course* (3 units)


Business Law for Non-Lawyers (3 units)
OR
The American Dispute Resolution System (3 units)

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Specialization Course (3 units)

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Specialization Course (3 units)

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Optional Specialization Course* (3 units)

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Capstone Seminar (3 units)

*Only one of the two optional specialization courses will be required to fulfill program requirements.

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