The Master of Science in Law: Life Sciences (MSLL) degree offers expert training for one of the fastest growing employment areas: the life sciences sector.

Whether you're new, experienced, or wanting to make a career change, the MSLL program accommodates the growing demand for professionals with specialized training. Comprised of 10 required courses, the MS in Law: Life Sciences can be completed in as few as 2 semesters (if studying full-time).

Suffolk Law School's MSLL degree will give graduates insight and working knowledge of the science, business, and legal aspects needed to support the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including:

  • Biotechnology business
  • Genetics
  • Data Security
  • Intellectual property law
  • Regulatory compliance law
  • Clinical research
  • Molecular biology

Suffolk Law offers unique legal studies programs in the heart of thriving Greater Boston, a hub of scientific and technological innovation. While completing your MSLL degree at Suffolk, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from practical experiences and build your professional network. As a STEM-designated program, the MSLL program also qualifies international students for up to 36 additional months of OPT training.

"There's a lot to do in law as a scientist that is not a patent attorney: regulatory and business development and HR so that you can understand what a biotech actually needs in a person, in a hire, a recruiter, a recruitment option."

Dr. Heather Duffy, JD ‘15 Founder: Creative Innovation Consulting

What the Experts Say: Hear from Suffolk Graduates

Katherine Traylor Mahoney, JD ‘11
Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Dr. Heather Duffy, JD ‘15
Founder, Creative Innovation Consulting

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Melissa "Missy" Fulton, JD '99
President, Chameleon Strategies LLC

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