MSL | Master of Science in Law

MSL Outcomes

The program learning outcomes of the Master of Science in Law degree program are:


Communicate an idea or argument in a format appropriate to the legal field after developing, synthesizing and organizing complex information, cases, rules or statutes.

Critical Thinking

Evaluate evidence carefully by discriminating among degrees of credibility, accuracy, and inferences drawn from given data or facts; assessing the strengths and relevance of arguments on a particular question or issue; evaluating information/facts in light of the law/evidence so as to understand legal reasoning and by determining whether certain conclusions or consequences are supported by the information provided.

Information Literacy

Demonstrate the ability to locate necessary information, evaluate sources critically, and incorporate selected information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

Personal Development

Integrate formal academic learning with personal experiences so that learning is meaningful, personalized, and relates to personal or professional goals.

Scientific Reasoning

Demonstrate the ability to generate a research design based a system of inquiry that relies on empirical evidence and to analyze relevant arguments and sources that leads to a well-reasoned outcome.

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues

Develop an appreciation of and demonstrate competency in the application of ethical, legal and professional issues.

Additional Content Specific Competencies
Legal Knowledge and Principles

Evaluate various areas of law so as to acquire an integrated understanding and the function of the law to effectively utilize professional legal services.

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