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Congratulations to the Master of Science in Law Online (MSL-O) Class of 2020! Nine ambitious individuals — all of whom tackled the program in two years as opposed to the allotted four — received their degrees on May 15, becoming the inaugural graduates of Northwestern Law’s online offering of the degree program. Each of the graduates completed the program while working full-time, an accomplishment that would be impressive regardless, but is truly remarkable during a global pandemic.
The MSL-O program, which launched in 2018, was created to help STEM professionals around the world advance their careers by deepening their understanding of law and business. The part-time program launched with 27 students and is growing quickly — another 65 students have since joined. We asked the nine members of the Class of 2020 about their time in the program, the challenges they faced, and their advice for future students.
Some of the questions have been edited for brevity and clarity.
How did the MSL program expand your professional knowledge?
What is something you’ve learned from this experience that you expect to use in your career?
What’s the best advice you received from a professor in the program?
What’s your best memory of your time in the program?
What was the most challenging part of the program?
Any advice for future MSL students?
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