Online Master of Legal Studies in Law and Sustainability

The online Master of Legal Studies in Law and Sustainability is a unique advanced legal degree for non-lawyers. Offered through ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, this program is taught by trained lawyers who are invaluable assets and influential leaders in policy dialogue and implementation locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Scientific and legal innovations will be instrumental in meeting the needs of a growing global population in the midst of the sustainability movement. The emphasis in Law and Sustainability equips students to employ legal constructs alongside technological tools to accelerate and support sustainable goals through world-class instruction, cutting-edge faculty research, and meaningful experience opportunities. Sustainably using the planet’s finite resources to support a growing global population with ever-increasing needs is a challenge that has and will continue to shape the future of environmental law and policy.

Scientific and legal innovations will be instrumental in meeting the needs of a growing global population in the midst of the sustainability movement.

The M.L.S. program is a customizable degree with nine possible focus areas (each focus area is four courses in a particular subject):

 

Featured courses


Required

SDO 501- US Law and Legal Analysis


Electives

SDO 518 Fundamentals of Contract Law


Electives

SDO 598 Property


Electives

SDO 525 Tort Law


Electives

SDO 598 US Constitution Law


Emphasis area

SDO 598 Energy Law and Policy


Emphasis area

SDO 598 Environmental Law


Emphasis area

SDO 598 Land Use Regulation


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Legal Studies in Law and Sustainability have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Sustainability regulatory compliance

Environmental law assistant

Waste solutions strategist

Green buildings advisor

Environmental protection officer

Prestigious faculty

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge.

The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Prestigious faculty

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge.

The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Admission requirements

U.S. educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation.

Study at one of the best law schools in the country

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.

#1


in Arizona for bar passage.

Top 25


Bar Passage & JD Advantage Jobs, according to the American Bar Association.

Top 10


Public Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 30


Best Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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