Master of Legal Studies

General Legal Studies

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General Legal Studies


Texas A&M University School of Law’s career-relevant Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in General Legal Studies is designed for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law. Combining up-to-date legal education and real-world skills, you’ll gain the legal perspective and build the expertise you need to tackle legal complexities and gain a professional edge in your industry.  


As one of the nation’s largest universities, Texas A&M ranks #1 for endowment size among public universities, ranking seventh overall. You’ll have access to the worldwide Aggie network of over 500,000 alumni, which includes more Fortune 500 Top 100 corporate CEOs than any university in the nation.

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Texas A&M University School of Law ranks #46 among national law schools.

Esteemed Faculty

Small class sizes provide students with personal attention from our world-renowned, nationally ranked faculty.

Customized Academics

No entrance exam requirement, flexible start dates, and a full or part-time course load allow for an academic experience that fits into your personal and professional life.

Master of Legal Studies | General Legal Studies Emphasis

30 credits | 12 hours core courses, 18 hours approved elective courses 

The Master of Legal Studies in General Legal Studies is perfect for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law. This program allows you to capitalize on career opportunities with an up-to-date legal education through an individualized, career-relevant curriculum. The program can be completed fully online or in a hybrid format where some courses can be taken on campus. 

Participants come from all sorts of backgrounds, so we make sure each student can build a course load that perfectly fits their personal career goals. Since many participants are working adults, we provide the option to select courses both on campus and online in a variety of subjects, including: 

  • Required Core Courses:
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Legal Analysis and Writing for Clients
  • Contract Law and Strategies
  • Foundations of Business Law
  • Principles of Regulatory Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Sample Electives – Vary by subject:
  • Advanced Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity


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