Degree Programs & Focus Areas
Whether you are on the path to becoming a lawyer, want to advance your legal career, or are working in another field and would like to expand your legal knowledge, ASU Law allows you to tailor your education to your career goals.
- Juris Doctor (JD)
- JD Advanced Standing (JDAS)
- JD Transfer Applicant
- JD Visiting Applicant
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- Master of Legal Studies (MLS)
- Master of Sports Law and Business (MSLB)
The JD, JDAS, and LLM are for people who want to practice law. The MLS and MSLB are for people who want to understand legal principles and apply them to their industry, but do not intend to practice law.
JD and MLS students may also choose to pursue another degree while going through law school. Refer to the concurrent degree options on the respective JD and MLS pages to learn more.
With a comprehensive curriculum - more than 250 unique courses offered each year - ASU Law students have unparalleled opportunities to customize their degree to their areas of interest.
ASU Law students can take advantage of popular focus areas, regardless of the degree they are pursuing, to fit their interests and career goals. ASU Law's programs offer students unparalleled opportunities to practice law or master legal principles in a variety of fields, and prepare them to thrive within a changing legal landscape.
LLM Focus Areas:
MLS Focus Areas:
- Business Law
- Conflict Resolution
- Criminal Law
- Entrepreneurship Law and Strategy
- Health Law
- HR and Employment Law (also offered online)
- Indian Gaming
- Indian Law
- International Law
- Law and Sustainability
- Patent Practice
- International Rule of Law and Security
- Science and Technology Law
- Sports Law and Business (offered as the MSLB degree)
- Tribal Self-Governance
Professional licensure and certification
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law prepares graduates for excellence upon entering the workplace. Several ASU Law degrees meet the accreditation requirements of various organizations. However, because requirements vary by state, we recommend that students consult the licensing requirements for the state in which they intend to reside. Contact information for licensing boards by state is available at the National Conference of Bar Examiners and ASU’s Professional Licensure website.
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