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 accommodates the growing demand for professionals with specialized training. Comprised of 10 required courses, the MSLL can be completed in as few as 2 semesters (if studying full-time).

Suffolk Law School's MSLL 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 at Suffolk, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from practical experiences and build your professional network. As a STEM-designated program, the MSLL 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

Why get a degree in Law Life Sciences?

Increase in Massachusetts life sciences industry jobs over the past decade 35%
Projected new biotech/pharma jobs for Massachusetts by 2024*
12,000
Increase in nationwide hiring demand for Master’s level candidates in the life sciences between 2010 and 2018 (2019 and 2020 expected to meet or exceed this trend)* 110%
Increase in Massachusetts hiring demand for Master’s level candidates in the life sciences between 2010 and 2018 (2019 and 2020 expected to meet or exceed this trend)*
130%
Increase in venture capital investments in Massachusetts life science in 2018 (an increase by five-fold since 2009)** $4.8B
*Source: MassBioEd Forum
**Source: Sci.Bio Recruiting

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