Georgia Law launches Master in the Study of Law


WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/583-5487, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Paul Rollins, 706/542-7060, rollins@uga.edu

UGA School of Law launches Master in the Study of Law

Athens, Ga. – This fall, the University of Georgia School of Law will begin offering a new graduate level degree for professionals and recent graduates seeking to increase their knowledge of law relevant to their career or academic discipline.

The Master in the Study of Law is a non-thesis, 30-credit-hour degree for non-lawyers that can be completed in one year on a full-time basis or over three years on a part-time basis. It will provide students with a solid understanding of the U.S. legal system and the opportunity to delve more specifically into law as it relates to a particular field such as employment law, health care law and environmental law, among others.

“This degree is ideal for those looking to build their knowledge of the law in order to increase their value in the employment marketplace,” said Paul B. Rollins, associate dean for administration and director of Graduate Legal Studies. “This degree will not qualify candidates to sit for the bar or for the practice of law, but it will provide an understanding of basic legal principles that is increasingly important across a wide range of career fields. Students will take classes with traditional law students, and enrollment will be limited to maximize individual student support.”

Prospective students will need to have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to enrollment.

The application deadline for fall 2014 is July 1. To enroll or learn more about the Master in the Study of Law, please visit www.law.uga.edu/MSL or call (706) 542-5211.

UGA School of Law Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the School of Law at the University of Georgia was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees—the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws in U.S. Law and the Master in the Study of Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. The school counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, please see www.law.uga.edu.