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    Learn to think like a lawyer.

    Hamline University’s Master in the Study of Law (MSL) program is designed for working professionals who recognize that a sophisticated understanding of law and conflict resolution will make you more valuable in your current job -- or the next one.

    Online or In-residence

    The Hamline MSL is offered in online and in-residence formats and in two concentrations, Conflict Resolution and Healthcare Compliance, powered by two of Hamline Law’s nationally renowned centers of excellence -- the Dispute Resolution Institute and the Health Law Institute. Students in the online MSL program start their 15-month degree in August or January, taking two courses in each of six successive law school terms (program calendar).  Students in the residence MSL program take regularly scheduled law school courses alongside full-time law students. And they can complete the degree in as few as 12 months.

    The Hamline MSL is for anyone whose work involves law or who routinely receives the advice and counsel of lawyers, including a wide range of non-lawyer professionals such as:

    • Human resources and employee benefits professionals
    • Risk managers
    • School and university administrators
    • Government regulators
    • Business executives
    • Investment advisors/financial planners/accountants/estate planners
    • Health care administrators and compliance officers
    • Journalists
    • Real estate professionals
    • Technology transfer and privacy officers

    Download a printable brochure about the Hamline MSL. (PDF)



  • Contact

    Kitty Atkins
    Managing Director, MSL
    Associate Director, DRI
    Phone: 651-523-2897


    James Coben
    Academic Director, MSL
    Professor of Law
    Senior Fellow, DRI
    Phone: 651-523-2137


     


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  • Centers of Excellence

    The Hamline MSL is offered in two concentrations powered by two of Hamline Law’s nationally renowned centers of excellence -- the Dispute Resolution Institute and the Health Law Institute.


    Hamline Law is ranked fourth in the nation in dispute resolution by "America's Best Graduate Schools: U.S.News and World Report" (2014 Edition).


    Likewise, the Health Law Institute has led to Hamline’s ranking as a top 20 health law program by U.S. News and World Report (2014 Edition).