Master of Studies in Law (MSL)

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Wake Forest University’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program adds business law and compliance track

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is introducing a new Business Law and Compliance track to its master’s degree and graduate certificate program designed for professionals in highly regulated industries as well as business owners and managers. Applications currently being accepted for January 2018. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest University Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree telemedicine course is first of its kind

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program’s innovative telemedicine course is the first of its kind to be taught in a law school, according to the American Telemedicine Association.

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Sign up today for free webinars available for professionals working in health law and policy, human resources on March 23, April 4

Need to learn more about what’s new in telehealth or what HR professionals can expect under the Trump Administration?

Wake Forest Law’s online only Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program is offering two free, lunchtime webinars on March 23 and April 4 for professionals working in health law and policy and human resources.

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Faculty Profile – Steve Garland (JD ’80)

From an afternoon daily newspaper to Charlotte and Winston-Salem law firms to serving as town attorney, Wake Forest Law Professor of Practice Steve Garland (JD ‘80) eventually found his way to the law school classroom.

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Application deadline extended to Thursday, Dec. 15, for fully online MSL degree and certificate program

Wake Forest Law has extended the deadline for applications for its fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate programs to Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” is launching in January 2017 as part of the MSL degree program.

“The new certificate allows professionals in a wider range of industries to benefit from the market-driven curriculum, helping them become even more valuable assets and reduce overall risk in the workplace,  while earning a valuable credential,“ says MSL Director Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), assistant dean of instructional design.

Applications are being accepted for January 2017 starts in the MSL degree and certificate program.

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Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree director featured in U.S. News and World Report article about online legal education

Wake Forest Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and certificate program director is featured in a U.S. News and World Report article about JD programs embracing online education.

Ellen Murphy, who is also assistant dean of instructional technologies and design for the law school, is featured in the following portion of the U.S. News and Report article, “Law Schools Experiment with Partially Online Learning,” published by Jordan Friedman on Nov. 7, 2016, that follows:

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Wake Forest Law launches new online certificate in Workplace Legal Fundamentals as part of Master in Studies of Law degree program

Wake Forest Law will offer an online certificate in “Workplace Legal Fundamentals” beginning in January 2017 as part of its Master of Studies in Law degree program.

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Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) quoted in the ABA Journal regarding acceptance of competitive-keyword advertising for lawyers

Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02),  assistant dean of instructional design and director of the Master in Studies in Law (MSL) degree program, is quoted in the following ABA Journal story, “Texas lawyers may use competitors’ names in keyword marketing.”

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Fall deadline to enroll for the new online only, part-time Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree is Aug. 10

Wake Forest Law has launched a fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program for working professionals who need to navigate the law, not practice it. The degree focuses on Health Care & Policy and Human Resources.

The application deadline for Fall 2016 is Wednesday, Aug. 10. The program, which can be completed in less than two years, combines the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the rigor and academic excellence of Wake Forest Law. Applications for a January start are also being accepted at this time.

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Assistant Dean Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) blogs ‘Getting Personal: 3 Tools For Engaging Students In The Online Classroom’ on Huffington Post

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies & Design Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), who is director of the Master of Studies in Law degree program, published the following, “Getting Personal: 3 Tools For Engaging Students In The Online Classroom” on The Huffington Post’s blog here on June 30, 2016.

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