Cornell Law School MSLS

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by JoshD, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's not bar qualifying, so at that price, why do it even if it's from a well regarded school?
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    It helps to let people know an individual is an Ivy League school material. :D
  4. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Based on their website, I guess it is aimed at folks who do not want to practice law but need to know law in their professions. Honestly, I have no idea why someone would want a law type degree without being able to sit for the bar but…I guess there are those folks.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    1. Get admitted.
    2. Don't enroll.
    3. Frame the acceptance letter.
    4. Save sixty grand. ;)
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  6. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Haha something I would do
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  7. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Several very well respected universities are doing similar programs and from what I understand, the programs have been home runs. Understand the question on why study law without going for the bar; but there’s a lot of value there for managers and other professionals, equally valuable as an MBA in many cases.
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  8. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I'm not in the field either, but my understanding is that MLS programs (including those in general law, compliance, contract law, etc.) are a mix of first-year and second-year law courses. They are cash cows for the universities, and the graduates - like a 2nd year law student - generally leave with an improved understanding of the theory but no way to apply it.

    There's been some negative and neutral opinions online:
    I wouldn't get one, but if I worked in a law-adjacent field maybe it would be useful.
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  9. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Great information! I have noticed Northwestern and Cornell are just a couple of top law schools with MSLS online offerings. Although I do not understand the application of the degree, it is encouraging seeing top-tier universities begin to offer online degree programs.

    From the very little research I have done, it seems these programs are great for those who may be interested in a role in compliance or another law/regulation heavy department within their company.
  10. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    It would be nice if they had a bridge program where you complete the masters in legal studies and you are able to gain admissions into the law school to complete the JD with a certain amount of credits if not all of them transferring towards the JD degree
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