It started only last summer but enrollment to the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program at the University of Dayton School of Law proved very popular than first anticipated. For its first semester offering, only 15 students are expected but 19 enrolled. For the current semester, 29 has been admitted surpassing the goal of 25. This only signifies the necessity of having professional and focused legal training, particularly in government contracting and procurement.
What makes the program even more accessible to interested students is that it is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers, who will be prepared to have a buy and/or sell career to municipal, state and federal governments. Jobs in this field are expected to increase at a fast rate between 2014 and 2024. Graduates of the MSL are expected to gain expertise in contract negotiation and management.
The MSL program is comprised of 9 courses and may be taken in residence or online. It can be completed in 5 to 9 semesters depending on how mush time the student will prefer to spend on it. Classes may be held one or two nights a week. These options give students utmost flexibility that will allow them to continue working while studying. Dayton University School of Law officials believe that its MSL program is one of a kind in the U.S.
Besides the MSL, the School of Law also offers the LLM in American and Transnational Law program to law graduates. The LLM program may be completed in one year, full-time, or two years, part-time. It is available to both U.S. law graduates and foreign-trained lawyers.