M.S.L. Academic Requirements
M.S.L. students must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including Introduction to the U.S. Legal System & U.S. Legal Research for Graduate Students. Students must also take at least four core courses, approved elective courses and one course that satisfies the M.S.L. writing requirement.
The M.S.L. program may be completed on a part-time basis with the approval of the associate dean for academic affairs and the director of graduate law programs. Part-time students must complete the program within four calendar years from the date of matriculation.
|Copyright Law, 2 credits
Cyberspace Law, 2 credits
Electronic Commerce, 2 credits
Intellectual Property Law, 3 credits
|International Intellectual Property Law, 2 credits
Licensing Intellectual Property, 2 credits
Patent Law, 2 credits
Trademarks and Unfair Competition, 2 credits
M.S.L. candidates may select their elective courses from any core course listed above and the following courses:Back to top from Elective Courses
M.S.L. candidates must complete a substantial legal research and writing paper in connection with a course or an independent study project supervised by a faculty member. Courses that satisfy the writing requirement include the Independent Study for Graduate Students as well as any of the four-credit capstone courses listed above.
This requirement may be waived by the associate dean for academic affairs, after consultation with the director of graduate law programs, in some instances where circumstances indicate a more educationally profitable use of the candidate's time and effort.Back to top from Writing Requirement
Academic Good Standing and Grading Standards
To remain in academic good standing, M.S.L. students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. M.S.L. students are graded using the grading norms and practices of the University of Dayton's Graduate School as a guideline.Back to top from Academic Good Standing and Grading Standards
M.S.L. Admission Process
All candidates for the M.S.L. degree are required to have at least a bachelor's degree (i.e., a post-secondary college or university) from an accredited U.S. college or university or from a foreign university authorized to confer such a degree by the government of the country in which it is located.
ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Applicants will be evaluated for admission on academic and personal criteria including prior academic performance in undergraduate and other professional schools, as demonstrated by grade point average (GPA) in relevant course work, standardized test performance and other relevant criteria. We will also consider employment experience and other personal and professional accomplishments.
M.S.L. candidates must demonstrate competitive performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or some other similar test. This requirement concerning standardized admissions tests may be waived, but only in extraordinary circumstances. Results from graduate admission tests administered by foreign countries or institutions may also be considered at the discretion of the associate dean for academic affairs and the director of graduate law programs.
The University of Dayton School of Law reporting code for GRE test results is 0002.Our reporting code for GMAT test results is KF2-36-44.