Master of Science in Legal Administration

Earn your Master of Science in Legal Administration Degree!

We invite you to discover how the Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado can prepare you for a successful career in legal management. While we offer a variety of degrees and certificate programs in law and legal related fields, we’d like to acquaint you with our Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA) degree which is a blend of business and law and offers flexibility for traditional and non-traditional students.

Since 1972, the Master of Science in Legal Administration Program (MSLA) (formerly, Master of Science in Judicial Administration) has been educating students on the management and operations of law firms, courts, and legal organizations. The MSLA degree provides students with the business knowledge and skills to run a law firm, court, or legal organization, both nationally and internationally.

To accommodate the needs of our students, all courses are available online. Students may attend full-time, and graduate in one year; or part-time, and graduate in two to four years. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and have varying interests: some are working professionals, while others are students interested in entering the field of legal administration.

The mission of the MSLA program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is to improve the quality of justice worldwide through the education and training of the profession that manages, operates, and leads courts, law firms, and legal organizations. To this end, we offer the following online programs:


"The decision to obtain my Masters in Legal Administration was a no-brainer. At the time in which I enrolled in the program, I didn’t know whether I wanted to practice law or not, but I was certain that I wanted to gain more knowledge on the field of legal administration, particularly in the focus area of international court systems. Prior to becoming a student in the MSLA program, I worked as a paralegal at an immigration law firm, and became extremely interested in that particular field of law. Furthermore, my former boss is a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and I found that to be an interesting organization as well. I wanted to obtain a degree that would directly apply to either of the aforementioned interests, and I thought that the MSLA degree would be a great addition to my portfolio. I know that the knowledge and experience that I have gained in the MSLA program will help me in whatever career path I choose."

Brenna Dalton

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