• Online MSL Program Details *

    MSL students complete 30 academic credits:

    15 credits in six required foundation courses

    • Foundations in Law
      • Introduction to Legal Method and Ethics (2 credits)
      • The Common Law: Civil and Criminal (3 credits)
      • Regulation in America (3 credits)
      • Legal Writing and Research (3 credits)
    • Foundations in Problem-Solving
      • Theories of Conflict (2 credits)
      • Negotiation (2 credits)

    15 credits in conflict resolution including a capstone

    • Arbitration 2 credits)
    • Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
    • Designing Conflict Systems (2 credits)
    • Mediation(3 credits)
    • Employment Law (3 credits)
    • Capstone (3 credits)

    Learn More

    For more information check out our MSL homepage or contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 651-523-2900.

    Please note: This program is not approved by the American Bar Association for training paralegals and does not qualify recipients for the practice of law. MSL credits are not transferable to a JD program, should a student decide to pursue a JD after completing MSL courses.

    * Hamline University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), maintains an affiliation and collaborative relationship with Mitchell | Hamline School of Law, an autonomous law school created by the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law and which is separately accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.   

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.