CalSouthern’s Online Law Degree Programs: a Closer Look
California Southern University’s accredited online law degree programs are designed to be flexible and convenient, accommodating the busy schedules of the non-traditional, working student. Since CalSouthern's School of Law offers all its courses online, students can study at their own pace, without compromising their personal and professional obligations. With monthly course starts, you can begin working toward your online law degree immediately.
But don’t confuse “flexible and convenient” with “easy.” CalSouthern’s accredited online law degree programs are challenging and academically rigorous. You’ll be using the same legal casebooks and materials as those used at brick-and-mortar law schools across the country. To succeed, you’ll need to devote significant time to study; online law degree programs demand self-discipline and dedication.
At CalSouthern, however, you won’t be alone. You’ll have the support of the law school faculty, administration and staff every step of the way. Even the deans will be available to provide guidance and encouragement. It’s what distinguishes CalSouthern from other online law schools and it’s something we take great pride in. We have a long-standing tradition of judging our performance by your satisfaction and your success.
CalSouthern offers four online law degree programs. The Master of Science in Law (MSL) program is designed for those interested in studying law on a post-graduate (master’s) level, but who are not interested becoming an attorney. The law pervades every aspect of business and society, and many executives and professionals benefit greatly in their careers from an online MSL, whether they are entrepreneurs or business executives, human resources professionals or litigation support staff.
The Master of Science in Dispute Resolution is designed to meet the growing need for mediators and arbitrators, as more and more courts and private businesses turn to alternative dispute resolution to avoid the cost and uncertainty associated with litigation. It’s a customizable program, with students able to focus comprehensively on dispute resolution, or specialize in workplace disputes, international trade or court procedures.
The Master of Laws program helps attorneys grow their practices and enhance their legal careers by developing highly specialized knowledge in a particular area of the law. CalSouthern offers LLMs in three in-demand topic areas: commerce and global trade, environmental policy and resources, and alternative dispute resolution.
The Juris Doctor (JD) degree program is intended primarily for those looking to practice law as an attorney. The California Southern University School of Law is registered as an unaccredited correspondence law school with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California. This allows graduates of the JD program who have complied with Title 4, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admissions Rules) to sit for the California Bar Exam.
The CBE requires CalSouthern to refer all current and prospective JD students, as well as applicants, to and current students to required disclosures. Please click here to review the disclosures.