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Master of Law Programs





Master of Law Programs

Starting in fall 2018, Case Western Reserve University School of Law is now offering several new Master of Law programs: the Master of Law in U.S. and Global Legal Studies; the Master of Law in International Business Law; and the Master of Law in Intellectual Property.

These 30-credit advanced degree programs are designed for individuals seeking to enhance their careers with an innovative and versatile alternative to the traditional three-year Juris Doctor degree. The Master of Law students are integrated with our JD students, and courses are taught by our nationally- ranked faculty. The Master of Law from Case Western Reserve provides a strong signal that you possess expertise in the legal issues that intersect with your professional field. Only a handful of students are admitted each year.

The Master of Law programs can be completed full-time in nine months or part-time in up to four years. It can be combined with another graduate degree as part of a dual degree program. Courses are offered at the Law School throughout the day, including limited late afternoon, evening, and summer options.

The Master of Law (ML) in US & Global Legal Studies is designed for US trained students with at least a BA who want to gain additional familiarity with the laws and regulations they will likely encounter as part of their career. In addition, students who are enrolled in our JD program may transfer in to the MA program during their first year of study in lieu of completing the three-year JD. In this program, optional certificates may be earned in several subjects including Criminal Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law, International Criminal Law, Public International Law, and Financial Integrity.

The Master of Law in International Business Law is designed for US trained students with at least a BA who are not planning to pursue law school, but who want to gain additional familiarity with the laws and regulations they will likely encounter as part of business practice.

The Master of Law (ML) in Intellectual Property Law is designed for US trained students with at least a BA who want to gain additional familiarity with the laws and regulations they will likely encounter as part of their work.

The application for our Master of Law degrees is available online. Rolling admissions continue through July 31. There is no application fee.


Questions concerning the Master of Law degrees should be directed to lawadmissions@case.edu.

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