Succeeding in today’s demanding business environment requires an ever-expanding set of professional capabilities, and legal skills are increasingly important for scientists, technologists, engineers, and medical professionals specifically. The Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law provides focused, practical, business-centered legal training that enables STEM-trained individuals to address complex intellectual property, business strategy, and regulatory issues.
The MSL offers courses in:
• Business Law & Entrepreneurship
• Intellectual Property & Patent Design
• Regulatory Analysis & Strategy
MSL students acquire a unique blend of business and legal skills, as well as skills in writing and communication, negotiations, and problem-solving. Students can enroll in related courses within Northwestern University, complete internships, and take advantage of abundant networking opportunities with industry experts, thought leaders, and Northwestern alumni.
MSL graduates are prepared for careers at the intersection of law, business, science, and technology, where they can tackle issues of regulation and standard setting, entrepreneurship, IP valuation, government-industry partnerships, and much more.
Offering a number of entrepreneurship-focused courses, programs, and competitions, MSL cultivates a spirit of innovation among its students. Northwestern Law itself is located in downtown Chicago, right in the heart of the city’s thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem.