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Become a trusted expert on the critical nuances of compliance and risk management through a flexible online degree program.

Seattle U Law’s Online Programs Prepare Students for a Hot Job Market

Students in Seattle U’s Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Compliance and Risk Management program have plenty of career options when they graduate. We love to prepare students for a hot job market. Also, according to SmartLawyer.com, some of the hottest jobs for new lawyers and other legal professionals,  are in “alternative legal careers.” Compliance, in particular, is an especially lucrative field. 

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Student Profile: Get to Know Thijs’ Story and Why He Chose the MLS Program.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE THIS COURSE THROUGH AN ONLINE MEDIUM?
The primary reason for enrolling in this course online is because I live in Anacortes (located about two hours north of campus). For me to commute to Seattle every week for classes would not only be difficult, but that traffic would absolutely cause additional unhealthy stress. Thus, taking the course online allows me a more valued working space and the ability to feel like I am in control of my own schedule.

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Compliance With A Conscience

At Seattle University School of Law, we believe that compliance benefits society when practiced ethically. This is what we mean by “compliance with a conscience” — a core value of our program. 
In practice,  this means we train professionals to approach their work with an “I get to” attitude as opposed to a “because I have to” mentality. 

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Common Questions About the MBA and MLS Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are often the go-to degrees for traditional career advancement, but they aren’t always the best degree in today’s complex market. The legal field is growing, with a need for non-lawyers to step in and provide legal focus in the workplace and the community[1]. Prospective students often ask us about the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree, both of which are offered at Seattle University.

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Five Ways to Advance Your Career

A Master of Legal Studies is in demand in a variety of industries and offers a practical learning format for busy adult learners. It’s the game-changer you need to advance your career.

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Important Dates

May
15

Application Deadline

May 15 Fall 2021 Term
Sept
07

Next Start

September 07 Fall 2021 Term

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20

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April 20th, 2021, 12pm PT/ 3pm EST

“Our curriculum is designed to help leaders see beyond ‘checking a box’ and learn to ethically create value for any organization.”
Linda Hiemer, JD, Senior Director, Graduate Law Programs, Seattle University School of Law

“The rapid expansion of teleworking and remote operations management occurring across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will forever change the way companies need to address organizational compliance and ethics.”
David Chen, JD, Affiliate faculty and Seattle University School of Law alumnus