Empire College offers new Masters program
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Empire College School of Law is opening enrollment for its new Master of Legal Studies program with classes beginning this fall. 

The program will give North Bay students the opportunity to pursue diverse career opportunities through the acquisition of a foundational understanding of the legal system, or as background for future graduate work.

“The Master of Legal Studies program extends Empire Law School’s rich history in the community and network of distinguished faculty who are experts in the fields of law they teach,” Empire law Dean William Robertson said. “This degree gives students a competitive edge in the marketplace by helping them gain an educated appreciation for the intricacies surrounding the intersection of law, public policy, and the professions.”

Master’s candidates take some of the core classes in the traditional Juris Doctor curriculum (contracts, torts and crimes) as well as their choice of elective courses, which impact or define their particular area of interest. Professionals from diverse fields, including banking, finance, insurance, education, law enforcement, human resources, and sales and marketing all deal with the law as it is applied to their professions. 

With greater sophistication regarding legal principles, Master’s candidates will increase their ability to identify and analyze legal issues within their workplace environment.

The Empire Master’s program has received approval from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as well as the California Committee of Bar Examiners’ acquiescence. 

To qualify for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must have earned their Bachelor’s degree and have strong letters of recommendation. After completion of the 36-unit, two-year program, graduates may continue their studies for an additional two years to earn their Juris Doctor degree.

For more information about the new program, candidates are invited to attend the college’s informational seminar on Tuesday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the college campus.

For more information on degrees in legal studies or to RSVP for the informational seminar, call (707) 546-4000 or go to www.empcol.edu/school-of-law.

The school is located at 3035 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa.

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