While there is only one Master of Legal Studies degree, MLS students are allowed to concentrate their studies in one of two specializations: indigenous people (an online program) or energy and natural resources. Their specialization will be reflected on their transcript through their choice of classes.
Indigenous Peoples Law - Online
Each semester, two courses will be made available online. Students are encouraged to progress through the program in a cohort model and complete their degree plan from the courses offered online. Students will need to complete 30 credit hours total.
Energy and Natural Resources Law
Students are required to select from a list of courses to satisfy 18 of their 30 credit hours. In addition, students may select 12 additional hours from Energy and Natural Resources curriculum or from other courses in the law school. In approving an individual’s course of study, the MLS director will endeavor to ensure that every student takes at least three of the courses listed as (core) courses.
MLS students specializing in Energy and Natural Resources may be permitted to take contracts, property, torts, or constitutional law as an elective on a case-by-case basis with permission of the MLS director and affected faculty member if space is available.