Required courses regardless of track (unless waived): Introduction to American Legal System, Effective Legal Writing, Essential Research Skills.

Candidates pursuing the MLS may select from the following tracks:

  • Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

    1. Careers: Work with non-disclosure and non-competition agreements; shareholder and founder agreements; customer agreements; supplier agreements; development contracts; intellectual property; securities and IPOs; corporate governance; banking; compliance; real estate; consulting; human resources; government; technology; and nonprofits. Work as a compliance officer, manager, or leader within a corporation, healthcare administration, governmental, or other organization as a chief security/privacy officer, a technical manager, security/privacy manager, consultant, policy maker, or in financial regulation and technology.
    2. Sample Courses (Please note that courses listed below may not be available or offered within a semester or an academic calendar year. The Academic Leadership reserves the right to schedule courses based upon demand and to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the industry and emerging trends.  You will have the opportunity to discuss your individual curriculum plan with your Program Director to ensure you achieve your academic goals and meet program requirements):
      • Administrative Law*
      • Biotechnology and the Law
      • Business Entities*
      • The Business of Intellectual Property*
      • Contract Drafting*
      • Copyright Law
      • Corporate Governance
      • Corporate Finance
      • Cybersecurity and Data Breach: Legal and Practical Prevention and Response
      • Foundations of Privacy Law*
      • Financial Institutions Law
      • Internet Law and Digital Commerce*
      • Law, Technology, and Ethics in the Age of Innovation
      • Introduction to Financial Technology*
      • Managing Privacy Risks*
      • Patent Law
      • Trademark Law

    *These are considered core courses – minimum of 4 core courses required toward degree unless waived.

  • Health Law

    1. Careers: work in biotechnology research and development, pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical device and instrument manufacturing, management of health care institutions, healthcare insurers, and government agencies, bioethics, biotechnology, compliance, infectious disease control, medical fraud, medical and product liability, mental health, public policy, health care decision-making, and access to health care coverage (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and the Affordable Care Act).
    2. Sample Courses (Please note that courses listed below may not be available or offered within a semester or an academic calendar year. The Academic Leadership reserves the right to schedule courses based upon demand and to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the industry and emerging trends. You will have the opportunity to discuss your individual curriculum plan with your Program Director to ensure you achieve your academic goals and meet program requirements):
      • Administrative Law*
      • Bioethics and the Law*
      • Biotechnology and the Law*
      • Biomedical Law & Policy
      • Contract Drafting*
      • Disability Law
      • Foundations of Privacy Law*
      • Health Law I*
      • Health Law II
      • Insurance Law*
      • Law, Policy and Mental Health
      • Managing Privacy Risks*
      • Public Benefits and Older Adults*

    *These are considered core courses – minimum of 4 core courses required toward degree unless waived.

  • General Studies

    1. The general studies track is specifically tailored to the individual student’s area of interest depending on the student’s professional goals and learning objectives. Examples of professional or academic areas students may wish to focus their studies include environmental law, labor and employment, intellectual property, and many more.
    2. Sample Courses (Please note that courses listed below may not be available or offered within a semester or an academic calendar year. The Academic Leadership reserves the right to schedule courses based upon demand and to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the industry and emerging trends. You will have the opportunity to discuss your individual curriculum plan with your Program Director to ensure you achieve your academic goals and meet program requirements):
      • Administrative Law*
      • Business Entities*
      • The Business of Intellectual Property*
      • Contract Drafting*
      • Copyright Law
      • Corporate Governance
      • Corporate Finance
      • Employment Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Immigration Law
      • Mediation Skills
      • Natural Resources
      • Negotiations
      • Patent Law
      • Trademark Law
      • Transactional Law: Making the Deal

    *These are considered core courses – minimum of 4 core courses required toward degree unless waived.

Contact Us

Graduate Law Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173
Email: gradlaw@seattleu.edu