"Virtually every sector of today's economy would benefit from employing workers with more than superficial knowledge of the law. Fields potentially ripe for the concept include health-care policy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, public affairs, banking, and environmental sciences, to name just a few."
Take law classes that relate to your interests
Full-time or part-time study
UNM Law is known for small class size and a congenial environment
Classes are taught by law professors at the UNM School of Law
Why choose the new UNM Law School MSL program?
Polish your credentials
Employers from a variety of sectors in New Mexico strongly support the new MSL degree program. They agree that the MSL offers valuable and practical training.
Distinguish yourself with uncommon knowledge and skills
The UNM Law School is New Mexico's only provider of degree programs in law. With an MSL degree, you will gain uncommon knowledge and skills that will distinguish you at your workplace. You will have legal education that is generally available only to Juris Doctor students.
Take law classes that relate to your job or interests
The MSL is customizable. You'll take one required 4-credit introductory class and choose 26 credit hours of law classes related to your job, interests, area of concentration, or area of focus. Up to 6 hours of graduate-level classes in other departments can count toward the 26 credit hours of law classes.
The MSL program offers concentrations in Indian Law or Natural Resources and Environmental Law.
The new Master of Studies in Law is intended to benefit people working in a variety of fields and professions:
Healthcare professionals who need to know about state and federal health law compliance; family law training for case managers; family law and disability law for rural doctors
National labs personnel working on compliance with laws on environmental protection, export control, and equal employment opportunity
Tribal leaders interacting with all levels of government on legal issues such as tribal sovereignty, easements, gaming compacts, taxation, and criminal justice
Professionals in environmental and natural resource careers who need to deepen their understanding of laws and institutions governing environmental protection and natural resource management
Personnel in all levels of government who administer and manage programs governed by laws, regulations, and policies
Any professional working for an organization that would benefit from staff with more than superficial knowledge of the law