Welcome to Woodbury Institute of Champlain College
Master of Science in Law online program
Demystifying the Law
Based in Vermont, Woodbury Institute of Champlain College was founded thirty years ago with a mission to demystify the law. In a state known for its commitment to civil society, harmonious problem solving, and cutting-edge developments in sustainable business, we are known as the "law and mediation college." We're proud to have introduced paralegal education, our unique pre-law program, and our path-breaking program in alternative dispute resolution.
Our passion is educating non-lawyers about the law, because in a highly-regulated world dependent on its rule, law is too important to be understood by only a few specialists. We see the law not as a set of rules, but a set of tools — tools to improve your work and enhance your career.
A set of tools that can advance your career, from a fully accredited college
The Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree at Woodbury Institute of Champlain College was created to help professionals who are not lawyers think and act confidently in the legal dimensions of their work, prevent needless litigation, and work productively with counsel when counsel is necessary. You'll gain legal knowledge to increase your effectiveness and advance your career.
Woodbury Institute of Champlain College is included in the accreditation of Champlain College. Champlain College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Designed for adult professionals
This degree is designed for adult professionals like you seeking legal education and professional development, accessible from your home or workplace. It is of great value to:
The MSL also has special value for foreign attorneys and foreign business executives wishing to understand the American legal system and work with it effectively, and for paralegals seeking advanced training along with an advanced degree.
- Managers and strategists in a wide range of fields
- Human resource workers
- Program directors
- Health professionals
- Policy makers and advocates
Practical skills you will use in your work
Whether you're in business, manufacturing, health services, or another field, you'll develop the skills to work confidently with the law and lawyers. As a graduate, you'll be able to:
You'll study legal language and analysis, contracts, information privacy, litigation, constitutional issues, regulatory law, liability, and alternative dispute resolution. Concentration courses add specialized learning for managers, human resource specialists, and health professionals.
- Find and interpret the law affecting business activities
- Identify and handle situations with legal implications
- Keep problems from escalating to the point of needing legal counsel