M.L.S. Dates and Deadlines

The 2023-2024 Master of Legal Studies application is now open. Request your application link here to get started.

Priority Round

  • Application Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2022
  • Decision Release: Friday, December 16, 2022

Early Round (rolling admission)

  • Application Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Decision Release: Rolling

General Round (rolling admission)

  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Final Decision Release: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
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MLS Student Ryan Carter

I didn't want to live the rest of my life without giving a go at the study of law, which I also think can help me personally and professionally. I'm really looking forward to being in the UCLA Law environment.

Ryan Carter, Metro Editor at Los Angeles Daily News 

MLS Student Vanessa Duran

I put graduate studies on the shelf until I came across a program that best fit my needs and interests. I stopped putting grad school on the back burner when I learned about this program.

Vanessa Duran, Employee Relations Specialist at Equinox 

2022-2023 Academic Year Dates

Orientation and Short Course (Introduction to Law): August 15-19

Fall 2022 Semester Instruction: August 22-November 23

Fall 2022 Examination Period: December 2-16

Spring 2023 Semester Instruction: January 17-April 25

Spring 2023 Examination Period: May 1-11

Commencement: May 12


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