Master of Legal Studies

Pursue your passion with a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) from Humphreys University.

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Master of Legal Studies

Program Format: On-Ground

The Master of Legal Studies is a graduate legal degree for those who interact professionally with the law, the American legal system, and lawyers, but who are not necessarily seeking to become lawyers themselves. The MLS program can be beneficial to professionals in a variety of fields, including healthcare, law enforcement, compliance, business, education, public administration, government regulation, social services, and any other occupational, vocational, or professional endeavor that involves negotiations, regulations, or working with legal issues.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start our graduate programs at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and counselors are available walk you through the financial aid process.

 

Students in the MLS program will be able to…

  • Gain specialized knowledge about the legal system and processes;
  • Apply reasoning and writing skills to solve legal problems;
  • Learn to conduct legal research;
  • Practice legal analysis by examining laws, regulations, and cases.

units for MLS

Program Highlights

Students will take their courses at the Humphreys University Drivon School of Law. The course requirements generally follow the pattern of the traditional first year law student, with a focus on contracts and torts.

Degree is beneficial to professionals in a variety of fields, including healthcare, law enforcement, compliance, business, education, public administration, government regulation, social services, and any other occupational, vocational, or professional endeavor that involves negotiations, regulations, or working with legal issues.

As a non-profit institution, we emphasize community, academics, and affordability. 

Your Future in Law

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Graduate program provides a Master of Legal Studies with the flexibility of choosing your own pathway to suit your needs and aspirations. With your Master’s in Legal Studies, you could consider any of these careers after your graduate studies:

• Compliance Director

• Legal Consultant

• Federal Regulatory Agent

• Federal Regulatory Agent

• Court Administrator

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

The Honorable Richard Vlavianos

 He began his legal career with the San Joaquin Country District Attorney’s Office, where he serves as a deputy district attorney for thirteen years. During his tenure, Vlavianos supervised the D.A.’s Narcotics Unit. Vlavianos has been a proponent of the collaborative courts as well as rehabilitative programs. He established a DUI prevention program called Choices and Consequences, that uses prisoners and collaborative court attendees to help educate students on the dangers of alcohol and drug use. He also established a Truancy Court and helped to revamp the Proposition 36 system for the Superior Court.

Matthew Reynolds, Dean

Mr. Reynolds holds a degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he was Law Review Editor, and a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to becoming Dean, Reynolds was an attorney at several local law firms specializing in civil employment litigation.

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212