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William & Mary Law School Online Master of Legal Studies in Law Faculty

The renowned faculty members of William & Mary’s online Master of Legal Studies program give you the hands-on learning you need to get ahead. The faculty is composed of doctorally trained professors, practicing lawyers and public officials with decades of first-hand experience in the practice of law. Our faculty members are currently working in their respective fields, meaning that under their guidance, you will learn what you need to know to face real-world challenges in your work and industry. They are dedicated to your success, in and out of the classroom.

Get to know the faculty members for your concentration by clicking on their profiles below.

Lindsay D. Barna

As a Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law, Professor Barna brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia before receiving her Juris Doctorate and a Masters in International Politics from American University.

Michael Dick, J.D.


Currently a visiting professor of practice with the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, Michael Dick spent 26+ years on active duty in the Marine Corps, largely as an infantry officer, before attending William & Mary Law School.

Chris Gottfried, J.D., MBA


Chris Gottfried is an instructor of finance at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business and faculty director of the corporate compliance program at the William & Mary Law School. He has over 15 years of experience in finance and law as a banker, attorney and consultant.

Iria Giuffrida, Ph.D, LL.M.


Iria Giuffrida is a professor of the practice of Law at William & Mary Law School. She now serves as the assistant dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs focusing on adjunct faculty matters and academic components of the Law School’s online and executive education programs.

Mason Lowe, J.D.


Mason E. Lowe is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Before law school, he earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Krystal Norton, J.D.

Norton received her Juris Doctor from Loyola New Orleans College of Law in 2013. At Loyola, Ms. Norton was a Crowe Scholar, a published law review member, and Chairman of the Moot Court Board. She is currently barred in New York and New Jersey.

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William & Mary MLS Application Deadlines for Fall 2024

Priority Deadline
July 15
Fall 2024
Final Deadline
August 10
Fall 2024
Start Date
August 26
Fall 2024

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