OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City University School of Law has developed a part-time online program to teach the law for “non-lawyers,” Dean Jim Roth announced.
The program is designed to provide a resource for local businesses and their employees to help navigate contractual, compliance and regulatory issues affecting their company, Roth said.
In response to suggestions from local companies, public sector partners and the nonprofit community, OCU Law School has crafted a new online master’s in legal studies (MLS) program that will begin in January 2021.
It is designed for anyone with a bachelor’s degree (in any subject) who needs to understand increasingly complex legal issues relating to their company and the work they perform. This program will be of interest to employers wanting to increase knowledge of key staff, and employees wanting to further their careers in areas such as banking, project management, procurement, compliance, contract writing and management, and more.
The program requires 30 credit hours and is 100% online, Roth said. “It is currently a part-time program taking as little as two years.”
There is a core curriculum for all MLS students, with an opportunity to concentrate in banking and finance, which includes business and banking law, ethics and compliance, and regulatory and compliance systems. The MLS degree is taught by law professors, attorneys, and leading professionals in their field, Roth said.
“As business and industry navigate increasingly complex legal territory, having internal staff with legal expertise can better position your firm to stay within a legal framework, and partner more effectively with attorneys, when needed,” Roth said.
For more details about the program or to enroll, visit https://law.okcu.edu/mls or contact Jennifer Prillman at email@example.com.