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MLS, Master of Legal Studies

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 31 (June 1 for students requiring a visa)
Spring: November 30 (November 1 for students requiring a visa)
Summer: May 1
Please note: There are different start dates for summer courses: online course begin in late May whereas ground courses will likely start in June and July.

Application Process

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. Possible outcomes from FastApp submission may include:

  • Conditional Admission
  • A request for supplementary documents
  • A request to complete the full MLS application with accompanying documents
  • Denial

For the FastApp application to be considered complete, it must include:

  • The complete MLS FastApp application form and the following uploaded documents:
    • An Unofficial Transcript from all undergraduate institutions attended
    • Resume that does not exceed three typed pages.

If a decision cannot be made from your FastApp, our Admissions team may request additional information from you, including any or all of the following:

  • Writing sample
  • Explanations to affirmative answers to any conduct questions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended, including the transcript showing a bachelor's degree was conferred

*We are waiving this year’s application fee.

Please refer to the special instructions for Foreign Educated Applicants.

ASU Law Alumni

ASU Law graduates are eligible to receive an exclusive, low-cost preferred tuition rate for the MLS degree through our Law for Life program.

MLS admissions overview


Contact ASU Law MLS Admissions at, or call 480-965-1474 with any questions.