Wake Forest Law announces part-time, limited-residency option for its Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree

Photo of Chris Meazell, director of the master's program at the Wake Forest University School of Law

Chris Meazell, director of the new master's program at the Wake Forest University School of Law,

The Wake Forest University School of Law will begin offering in August 2015 a part-time, limited-residency option for its Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree in addition to its full-time, one-year program for residential students.

 The new flexible part-time option features online courses and one weekly evening course held on campus at Wake Forest Law in Winston-Salem, N.C.

“We are very excited to begin offering the part-time, low-residency option as we feel that it will allow more students to pursue professional and educational growth through this degree, while also being able to maintain their current employment,” explains Assistant Director of Enrollment Amber Featherstone.

Wake Forest was among the first U.S. law schools to offer a Master of Studies in Law degree, launching it in 2012.  “Wake Forest is a pioneer law school in the U.S. offering a core curriculum in its Master of Studies in Law degree program,” Meazell says. “Students also take elective classes with JD students, and can select from more than 75 specialty law topics in their career or future career field.”

While MSL degree holders do not practice law, the program embraces the intersection of law with such areas as accounting, business, corporate compliance, criminal justice, education, healthcare, human relations, intellectual property, international trade, journalism, finance, non-profit organizations, politics, public health, regulatory, sustainability and university administration. The degree program provides a fundamental legal education that can be used in any field and any position involving legal or regulatory issues.

The 30-hour degree also includes a supervised writing experience, completed through either a master’s thesis or an upper-level law seminar paper.

Visit the website for admissions requirements and more details at http://msl.law.wfu.edu/

The Wake Forest University School of Law offers the following degrees: the JD, the Two-Year JD for International Lawyers,  the JD/MDiv, the JD/MA in Religion, the JD/MA in Bioethics, the Master of Studies in Law, the Master of Laws in American Law, the SJD and the JD/MBA in conjunction with the university’s School of Business.