Concentrations

Massachusetts School of Law affords students the opportunity to concentrate their studies in specific areas. However, students are not required to do so. The six areas offered during the academic year are: Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Labor Law, and Business and Corporate Law.

A student who is concentrating must take eighteen course hours in the subject, with no more than two required courses counting towards the eighteen-hour requirement, and in addition must either take a clinic in the concentration or write an independent research paper in it.

Courses offered for a concentration in Litigation:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Case Preparation and Strategy
  • Civil Procedure and Conflict Resolution
  • Complex Litigation
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Procedure
  • District Court Practice and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Factual Investigation
  • Interviewing and Counselling
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motions and Litigation Practice
  • Massachusetts Evidence
  • Negotiation in the Legal Context
  • Oral Advocacy and Communication
  • Products Liability
  • Prosecution and Adjudication
  • Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Practice

Courses offered for a concentration in Criminal Law:

  • Case Preparation and Strategy
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Strategies
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • District Court Practice and Procedure (Criminal)
  • Evidence
  • Federal Crimes
  • Factual Investigation
  • Interviewing and Counselling
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law and Psychiatry: Civil and Criminal Aspects
  • Negotiation in the Legal Context
  • Massachusetts Evidence
  • Motions and Litigation Practice
  • Prosecution and Adjudication
  • Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Practice

Courses offered for a concentration in Family Law:

  • Aging and the Law
  • Aging and Healthcare Decision Making
  • Asset Protection and Planning
  • Civil Procedure and Conflict Resolution
  • Constitutional Law
  • Drafting Wills and Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Advocacy Clinic
  • Family Law Mediation and Negotiation
  • Financial Planning for the Family
  • Individual Taxation
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law and Psychiatry: Civil and Criminal Aspects
  • Mental Health Trial Advocacy
  • Motions and Litigation Practice
  • Negotiation in the Legal Context
  • Wills and Trusts

Courses offered for a concentration in Real Estate:

  • Local Government Law
  • Property
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Secured Transactions
  • Conveyancing
  • Contracts
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I & II
  • Drafting Opinion Letters
  • Environmental Law
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Land Use Regulation

Courses offered for a concentration in Business and Corporate Law:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business and Economic Aspects of the Law
  • Business Associations
  • Business Negotiations and Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Tax
  • Corporate In-House Counsel
  • Creating and Representing New Businesses
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I & II
  • Drafting Opinion Letters
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchise Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • UCC

Courses offered for a concentration in Labor Law:

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Associations
  • Collective Bargaining & Arbitration
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I & II
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • ERISA Federal Labor Rights Labor
  • Arbitration
  • Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation
  • Private Sector Labor Law
  • Public Sector Labor Law
  • State Employment Rights
  • Statutory Rights of Union Members
  • Torts
  • Worker’s Compensation & Social Security Disability Payments

Courses offered for a concentration in Finance and Asset Management Law:

  • Asset Protection and Planning
  • Finance Planning for the Family
  • Individual taxation
  • Estate Taxation
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Creating and Representing a New Business
  • Drafting Wills and Trusts
  • Insurance Law
  • Aging and the Law
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Business Litigation
  • Administration of Estates

Courses offered for a concentration in Intellectual Property, Media, Information Law:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Drafting and Prosecuting Trademarks & Patent Applications
  • Introduction to E-commerce
  • Introduction to Telecommunications Law
  • Copyrights and Trademarks
  • First Amendment Issues
  • Contracts
  • Property
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I & II
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Negotiations and Agreements
  • Computer Law Patent and Trademark Technology
  • International Business
  • Transactions Remedies

Courses offered for a concentration Juvenile Law:

  • Juvenille Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Advocacy Clinic
  • Criminal Law
  • Education Law
  • uvenille Court Practice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Law and Psychiatry
  • Negotiations in the Legal Context
  • Remedies

Courses offered for a concentration Land Use and Planning:

  • Land Use Regulations
  • Local Government Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Conveyancing
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I and II
  • Constitutional Law
  • Landlord Tenant Law

Courses offered for a concentration Civil Litigation:

  • Civil Procedure and Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Litigation Skills
  • District Court Practice and Procedure
  • Case Preparation and Strategy
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Motions and Litigation Practice
  • Massachusetts Evidence
  • Negotiations in the Legal Context
  • Oral Advocacy and Communication
  • Law and Psychiatry: Civil and Criminal Aspects

Courses offered for a concentration Communications Sports and Entertainment Law:

  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights and Trademarks
  • Baseball and the Law
  • First Amendment Issues
  • Contracts
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Constitutional Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Asset Protection and Planning
  • Business Negotiations and Agreements
  • Computer Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Introduction to Telecommunications Law

Courses offered for a concentration Environmental Law:

  • Environmental Law
  • Advanced Environmental and Maritime Issues
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Conveyancing
  • Property
  • Local Government Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Contracts Drafting Contracts and Agreements I and II
  • Drafting Opinion Letters
  • Constitutional Law

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