U.S. News & World Report Highlights Pitt Law's Master of Legal Studies Degree

In an article on the merits of pursuing a Master of Legal Studies degree, U.S. News & World Report highlighted Pitt Law's MSL degree program, noting how Pitt Law's program offers more than 20 concentrations that students can choose from, such as education law, family law, and health law.

Pitt Law Professor Alan Meisel, director of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Pitt Law Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program, and Health Law Certificate Program and Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics told U.S. News, "It helps to be focused because you only have 30 credits, which is roughly 10 courses." 

At Pitt Law, the MSL degree program is for people who work with lawyers and in a legal realm but are not intending to practice law. Many corporate managers, auditors, CPAs, government employees, and others regularly work with lawyers or work with the law. They may be involved in real estate transactions, labor negotiations, financing arrangements, and similar dealings requiring frequent contact with lawyers. The MSL degree is intended to provide incisive legal acumen for these professionals and bolster their professional careers with contextual and specialized knowledge in desired legal areas.

Read more about the MSL degree and Pitt Law in "Sharpen Law Skills With a Master of Legal Studies" in the U.S. News & World Report.

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