Degree options

Every day Wayne State University Law School trains the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders. Our flexible J.D. program, LL.M. program, and Minor and Law and Master of Studies in Law for non-lawyers set Wayne Law apart as a community of advocates for justice committed to serving the public. If you're looking to make an impact with your career, join us at Wayne Law.

Why Wayne Law

At Wayne Law, students train for legal careers in a diverse set of environments. Whether you're passionate about the courtroom or working for a nonprofit or corporation, the Law School's practical legal training prepares you for a successful career. Our location in Detroit also provides students with unique opportunities to put their legal training into practice from day one.

Choosing Wayne Law

J.D. admissions

Wayne Law offers three program options for the first year of study to meet the various needs of a diverse student body. They include a full-time day program, a combined day and evening program, and a part-time evening program.

J.D. admissions

LL.M. admissions

Lawyers who already have earned a J.D. degree from an accredited U.S. law school or an equivalent degree in another country and satisfy Wayne Law's LL.M. admissions criteria are eligible to undertake advanced legal studies for a master of laws (LL.M.) degree at Wayne Law. The Law School offers courses in three areas. They include corporate and finance law, labor and employment law, and taxation.

LL.M. admissions

Online Master of Studies in Law admissions

Wayne State University Law School's online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree is specifically designed to help specialists in human resources expand their knowledge of legal principles and the U.S. legal system.

MSL admissions

Minor in Law

The interdisciplinary Minor in Law program at Wayne State University Law School equips undergraduate Wayne State students with the knowledge required to analyze and understand how law and their educational discipline intersect.

Minor in Law information