Loyola's Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS) with a specialization in Business Law is designed to provide current and aspiring managers with the legal skills and training required to problem solve, manage compliance, and assess and manage risk for an enterprise.  After graduating, a student will have a theoretical and substantive foundation for corporate law fundamentals, including business associations, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation. Students will have drafting experience and exposure to the life cycle of a capital formation transaction for a hypothetical startup business.  

The Business Law Specialization prepares law students to “hit the ground running” in a corporate setting. Students will be able to review documents and prepare client advice, draft and comment on transaction documents typical to an entrepreneurial setting, and utilize their legal training to help translate business-speak into effective contract language. Students leave Loyola with the ability to add immediate value to their employers.

The MLS program can be completed in as little as 18 months. Loyola offers evening courses as well as traditional day courses to provide greater flexibility for your schedule and lifestyle.

The MLS degree requires 24 total units of credit. The Business Law Specialization will be recognized with the satisfactory completion of 15 units of coursework in addition to the first-year Law & Process or Legal Methods course. This includes 9 units of required courses and 6 units of electives.


Specialization Requirements