MS Law Residency

Champlain's Master of Science in Law program includes 5 days of residency at our breathtaking Burlington, Vermont, campus, overlooking majestic Lake Champlain.

Residency provides a space for rich, in-depth face-to-face practice of principles and theories through a variety of seminars with keynote speakers, workshops facilitated by MS Law faculty, academic advising and face-to-face engagement with fellow students.

You will take Law in Context, a 3-credit professional development course in which you can gain a better understanding of your learning style, workplace dynamics and the role of the law in context of your professional life.  

You will also participate in seminars and workshops that will emphasize the legal philosophy and essential practical tools used in all substantive law courses in the program, academic integrity, professional ethics, the state of (and changes to) the legal profession, and the function of the law within non-law career contexts.

The workshops are designed to deepen your understanding of your own attitudes, biases, habits, reactions and other patterns of behavior. This will allow you to become more objective in your analysis of the law and help you blend your personal style and personality into your work.

The Residency is offered twice per year, in January and May. All students must attend one Residency in order to graduate from the Master of Science in Law program.

Residency allows you to put faces to names of students and faculty and transform the personal relationships you’ve built online into a face-to-face environment. It is also an opportunity to network with others with similar interests and develop lifelong connections with colleagues.

During your time on our Burlington campus, you will also take part in shared professional development sessions with students in other Champlain College graduate programs from an array of professional backgrounds. Extend your residency, and take full advantage of your time in the beautiful City of Burlington, including dining, shopping, music, outdoor adventures, sightseeing, and more.

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The residency is offered twice per year. Please contact a Admissions Representative to learn more about this valuable learning  experience.