Programs for Non-Lawyers
Master the skills and language of the law to advance your career.
The School of Law offers a variety of programs for non-lawyer professionals. Each program is committed to enhancing your understanding of the law and helping you become indispensable to your employer when it comes to navigating complex legal terrain.
Master of Science in Media Advocacy
The Master of Science (MS) in Media Advocacy enhances students’ abilities to lead and contribute to mission advancing efforts for a wide variety of organizations – from advocacy and lobbying organizations, trade and labor groups, and nonprofit entities, to strategic communication and government affairs departments. Created through a collaboration between the School of Journalism and School of Law, the degree uniquely combines foundations in governmental structures and the legal system with sophisticated training in the latest communication techniques. These include social media, web communications and videography, as well as data analytics and data-driven storytelling.
Online Programs for Non-Lawyers
The School of Law offers online programs to help non-lawyer professionals enhance their understanding of the law and become indispensable to their employers when it comes to navigating complex legal and regulatory terrain.
A distinctive program for the aspiring professional eager to obtain the tools, skills and expertise to thrive and grow in your industry
To provide professionals in large and small enterprises with an ability to recognize and leverage the laws that regulate business organizations and transactions
If you work in the healthcare industry and are looking to expand your legal knowledge, but are not quite ready to pursue a master’s degree
Responding to an increasing need for professionals with a solid understanding of the laws and regulations that govern employee management.
Designed to provide professionals who work in intellectual property, technology transfer, licensing, as well as inventors and entrepreneurs, with the skills they need to recognize and protect intellectual property rights.
Data Privacy Fundamentals is designed to introduce data privacy to a wide audience and help each participant see how data privacy has evolved as a compelling concern to public and private organizations as well as individuals.
Meet Our Faculty
Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science
Wesleyan University, BA 2008
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2011
University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities
Wellesley College, BA 1972
Harvard University, JD 1975
Beth Simone Noveck
Professor and Director, The Burnes Center for Social Change
Harvard University, AB 1991, AM 1992
University of Innsbruck, PhD 1994
Yale Law School, JD 1997
Assistant Professor of Law
Harvard University, AB 2004
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, MA, MPP 2012
Harvard Law School, JD 2012