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
  • Criminal Procedure
  • District Court Practice and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Factual Investigation
  • Health Law
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motions and Litigation Practice
  • Massachusetts Evidence
  • Negotiation in the Legal Context
  • Oral Advocacy and Communication
  • Products Liability
  • Prosecution and Adjudication
  • Mediation, Conciliation, and Negotiation Skills Training

Courses offered for a concentration in Criminal Law:

  • Bail to Jail
  • Case Preparation and Strategy
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 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
  • Collaborative and Alternative Justice
  • Constitutional Law
  • Drafting Wills and Trusts
  • Education Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Advocacy Clinic
  • Family Law Mediation and Negotiation
  • Financial Planning for the Family
  • Health Law
  • Individual Taxation
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law and Psychiatry: Civil and Criminal Aspects
  • Mediation, Conciliation & Negotiation
  • Mental Health Law
  • Motions and Litigation Practice
  • Negotiation in the Legal Context
  • Special Education Law
  • Wills and Trusts

Courses offered for a concentration in Real Estate:

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

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 Entities & Operation
  • Contracts
  • 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 Human Resources:

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Business Entities & Operation
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I & II
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • ERISA Federal Labor Rights Labor Law
  • Human Resource Law
  • Torts
  • Worker’s Compensation & Social Security Disability Law

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

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

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

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Negotiations and Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights and Trademarks
  • Drafting Contracts and Agreements I & II
  • E-Commerce
  • First Amendment Issues
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business
  • Internet Law
  • Property
  • Sports & Entertainment Law

Courses offered for a concentration in Juvenile Law:

  • Collaborative & Alternative Justice
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Education Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Advocacy Clinic
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Juvenile Court Practice
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law and Psychiatry
  • Negotiations in the Legal Context
  • Remedies

Courses offered for a concentration in Land Use and Planning:

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

Courses offered for a concentration in Civil Litigation:

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

Courses offered for a concentration in Communications, Sports, and Entertainment Law:

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

Courses offered for a concentration in Environmental Law:

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