@WashULaw Blog


Want to Advance in Health Care? Consider a Master of Legal Studies.

No matter what your title may be, when it comes to caring for patients in any context, health care and the law go hand-in-hand. This has long been true for those involved in direct patient care, such as physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

Understanding Brendan Dassey's Sentence: 'Making a Murderer' and the Strickland Standard

Why hasn't the state granted Brendan Dassey a new trial? With the help of @WashULaw Professor Peter Joy, we attempt to answer this question that has bothered fans of Netflix's groundbreaking documentary 'Making A Murderer.' 

Alejandro Posadas elected to represent Latin America at the Global Alliance for Justice Education

Alejandro Posadas, Director of Graduate Studies in Law at Escuela de Gobierno y Tranformación Pública at Tecnológico de Monterrey, was elected as a new member of the Executive Committee of the biannual conference Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), becoming one of the two representatives of Latin America.

Who Should Get a Master of Legal Studies?

The Master of Legal Studies (or M.L.S.) degree is a credential that can boost the knowledge, skills and career opportunities of a wide variety of professionals. 

What is a Master of Legal Studies?

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program is designed for non-lawyers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the U.S. legal system in 12 months or less.

The Study of Law in the United States

In the United States, legal education can take a few different forms. Here is a look at the most common paths taken by U.S. attorneys, as well as the options available to foreign law students.