In today’s complex regulatory and litigation environment, the demand for business professionals who can anticipate and understand potential legal issues has never been more pressing.

Earning an Master of Science in Legal Studies from Cornell Law School will prepare you to navigate your organization's most urgent legal and regulatory issues, and to be a confident, informed partner to your legal team. You will graduate ready to make sense of legal language, apply legal concepts to the business realities you face on the ground, and spot potential issues before they become costly and difficult legal problems.

The Cornell Law School designed this degree specifically for business professionals. Courses are online except for two one-week intensive sessions on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Program Overview
  • Michael Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law
  • Mark Underberg, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • W. Bradley Wendel, Professor of Law
  • Oskar Liivak, Professor of Law
  • Celia Bigoness, Associate Clinical Professor of Law
  • Tony Simons, Professor
  • Allan Filipowicz, Clinical Professor
  • Stewart J. Schwab, Jonathan and Ruby Zhu Professor of Law
  • Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice
  • Richard John, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Stephen P. Garvey, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law
  • Jed Stiglitz, Professor of Law
  • Franci Blassberg, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Sital Kalantry, Clinical Professor of Law
  • George Hay, Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law
  • Matthew D’Amore, Professor of the Practice
  • Len Kennedy, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Saule Omarova, Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law
  • Dan Awrey, Professor of Law
  • Chuck Whitehead, Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Working with Business Contracts
  • Business Ethics
  • Navigating the Intellectual Property Landscape
  • Business Organizations and Corporate Governance
  • Mastering Negotiations
  • Employment Law
  • Compliance Systems
  • Regulatory Policy and Process
  • Criminal Liability of Organizations
  • Business Transactions
  • Human Rights Obligations of Organizations
  • U.S. Antitrust Law and Policy
  • Business Immigration Law
  • Working with Legal Professionals
  • Cross-Border Transactions

 

  • Online Elective Courses:

 

  • Health Law and Compliance
  • Cybersecurity: Policy & Governance
  • Privacy Law, Regulation, and Business
  • Financial Institutions
  • U.S. Securities Regulation
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Conducting Legal Research
DESIGNED FOR:

Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.  


HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
Meet the faculty
  • Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law
  • Mark Underberg, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • W. Bradley Wendel, Professor of Law
  • Oskar Liivak, Professor of Law
  • Celia Bigoness, Associate Clinical Professor of Law
  • Stewart J. Schwab, Jonathan and Ruby Zhu Professor of Law
  • Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice
  • Richard John, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Stephen P. Garvey, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law
  • Jed Stiglitz, Professor of Law
  • Franci Blassberg, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Sital Kalantry, Clinical Professor of Law
  • George A. Hay, Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law
  • Kristen Underhill, Associate Professor of Law
  • Len Kennedy, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Saule Omarova, Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law
  • Dan Awrey, Professor of Law
  • Charle K. Whitehead, Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.  

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led
Courses
  • NBA 5020e: Managerial Accounting and Reporting 
  • PAM 5540e: Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • HR Managers
  • HR Directors / Supervisors

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 5-7 hours per week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
Courses
  • NCC 5560e: Managerial Finance, Part 1
  • PAM 5770e: Health Care and Services Marketing
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
Courses
  • NCC 5560e: Managerial Finance, Part 2
  • NCC 5580e: Managing Operations, Part 1
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • PAM 5900-001e: Leadership, Innovation and Change Management, Part 1
  • NCC 5580e: Managing Operations, Part 2
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • NCC 5580e: Managing Operations, Part 3
  • PAM 5900-002e: Quality Improvement
  • PAM 5630e: Health Care Financial Management II, Part 1
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
9 COURSES
  • PAM 5900-001e: Leadership, Innovation and Change Management, Part 2
  • PAM 5630e: Health Care Financial Management, Part 2
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • PAM 5660e: Strategic Management and Organizational Design of Health Care Systems
  • PAM 5670e: Health Policy
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • PAM 5641e: Health Information Technology and Quality 
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • Elective
  • NBA 6680e: Working in Teams
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
COURSES
  • PAM 5952e: Field Study in Health Administration and Planning
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
9 COURSES
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
  • Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive
9 COURSES
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
  • Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Aligning Employee Performance
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Line-level HR professionals
  • People seeking to enter the HR field
  • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Duration: 4-5 months
  • Class Size: Under 35 Students
  • Format: Highly interactive

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