The University of Akron - UAkron Online

Master of

Studies in Law (MSL)

100% online

Same expert faculty as in-person classes


What will I learn?

The Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) is an online advanced degree designed for accomplished professionals seeking to enhance their careers or pursue new knowledge of legal principles and the U.S. legal system.

The University of Akron School of Law Online MSL degree provides an attractive alternative to the traditional three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree for professionals whose work involves law, but who have no intention to practice law. The MSL can be earned in one academic year or completed over several years with this flexible program.

What can I do with this degree?

The MSL is for anyone with a bachelor's degree or higher, whose current or new field involves law or routine interaction with lawyers. Tailored for professionals immersed in legal contexts but not aiming to practice law, our MSL offers a flexible pathway to legal expertise. Whether completed in one academic year or spread out over time, our program accommodates your schedule and career trajectory.

With concentrations in technology and business, our MSL equips you with specialized knowledge crucial in today's evolving legal landscape. Delve into legal technology advancements or hone your understanding of legal issues in business environments. Gain a comprehensive grasp of fundamental legal areas, from contracts to health law, and enhance your industry performance with a legal edge.

Elevate your career across diverse industries without pursuing a JD. Explore the Online Master of Legal Studies program and seize opportunities to excel professionally while mastering U.S. law and legal procedures. Join us and empower yourself to navigate legal challenges effectively, shaping your success in your chosen field.

Learn more about the Master of Studies in Law (MSL).

Why Akron School of Law?

Top 50

Rankings for IP Law, trial advocacy, and part-time studies; U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Over 92%

Employment within 10 months of graduation
(Spring 2021 J.D. recipients)

Just Over

Annual tuition & fees for both Ohio residents and non-residents


Students in good standing that keep scholarships after first year

Top 10

For legal-skills competitions; American Bar Association, 2019


Live-client clinics for
hands-on social justice experience

  • If you have questions about this degree, Misty Franklin at or 330-972-6456.