LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Space and Telecommunications Law
(24 credit hours; requires prior J.D. degree from US law school or foreign law degree)
J.D. (Juris Doctorate) with specialization in Space and Telecommunications Law
(93 credit hours, minimum of 15 of those credits in space and telecommunications law)
M.L.S. (Master of Legal Studies) with specialization in Space and Telecommunications Law
(33 credit hours)
The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Degree Program is designed for individuals who are not interested in practicing law but who are interested in developing a better understanding of the law as it affects their non-legal careers or areas of interest. The program is jointly administered by the College of Law and the Graduate College. Anyone who has or will have an undergraduate degree by the time they would begin taking classes can apply for admission to the MLS Degree Program. Students who are admitted to the program can begin their course work only during a fall semester and must complete, with satisfactory grades, 33 credit hours of law in order to receive an MLS degree. The required courses are Foundational Legal Skills (2 credit hours, fall semester only) as well as one of the following courses: Contracts, Property or Torts. Contracts and Property are full-year 6 credit hour courses - 3 hours in the fall semester and 3 hours in the spring semester. Torts is a 4 credit hour course, offered in the fall semester only.
A student may begin taking elective courses, specializing in Space, Cyber, or Telecommunications, during the first year of the program. Most, but not all, of the law courses may be taken as electives and all degree requirements must be completed within three years. The MLS Degree will be conferred upon the successful completion of the 33 credit hours and a final examinations.
Applicants must apply to both the College of Law and the Graduate College. Both applications are available through the Graduate College electronic application process at www.unl.edu/gradstudies/.
Complete the Graduate College applicaton first and select Legal Studies (MLS) in the degree objective section. You will then be prompted to complete the MLS application through the GAMES system. Follow the instructions to complete the application and upload your transcripts to MyRed.