• In-Residence MSL Concentrations

    As an MSL student, you focus your studies in a 17-credit concentration -- each includes a set of required courses but also the opportunity to explore elective subjects from the rich array of course offerings in the JD curriculum.

    The concentrations are powered by the law school’s nationally renowned Dispute Resolution Institute and Health Law Institute. You also are free to design your own concentration with advice and approval of your faculty advisor.

    Conflict Resolution Concentration

    Foundations in Law (6 credits)

    • Legal Method and Ethics (3 credits)
    • Contracts or Torts (3 credits)

    Foundations in Problem-Solving (4 credits)

    • Theories of Conflict (2 credits)
    • Negotiation (2 credits)

    Conflict Resolution Concentration (17 credits)

    • Arbitration (2 credits)
    • Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
    • Dispute Systems Design (2 credits)
    • Mediation (3 credits)
    • Electives (8 credits)

    Capstone (3 credits)

    • Seminar or Research Action Project

    Recommended course sequence options (PDF)

    Conflict Resolution Concentration Course Descriptions (PDF)

    Health Care Compliance Concentration

    Receive your MSL degree and Hamline’s online health care compliance certificate (one of only five in the nation certified by the Certificate Compliance Board).

    Foundations in Law (6 credits)

    • Legal Method (3 credits)
    • Contracts 1 or Torts 1 (3 credits)

    Foundations in Problem-Solving (4 credits)

    • Theories of Conflict (2 credits)
    • Negotiation (2 credits)

    Health Care Compliance Concentration (17 credits)

    • Compliance Summer Institute (3 credits)
    • Compliance Laws and Regulations (3 credits)
    • Health Care Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigating and Reporting (3 credits)
    • Governance and Ethics in Health Care Compliance (2 credits)
    • Compliance Capstone (2-day residency program; no credits)
    • Electives (6 credits)

    Capstone (3 credits)

    • Seminar or Research Action Project

    Recommended course sequence option. (PDF)

    Health Care Compliance Concentration Course Descriptions (PDF)