Professors Jeff Baker and Shaphan Roberts Quoted in "Social Workers and the MLS Degree" -- Social Work Advocates
Social Work Advocates, the magazine of the National Association of Social Workers, quoted adjunct professor Shaphan Roberts, director of Online Programs, and professor Jeff Baker, associate dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs, in its article, "Social Workers and the MLS Degree." The article examines the value and application of the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree for social workers and highlights Pepperdine Caruso Law's MLS program.
From "Social Workers and the MLS Degree"
Roberts explained, "The social worker is a natural fit, because any time you’re working with systems, you’re working inside of a legal structure, and having an understanding of that legal structure is going to give you an advantage.”
Baker added, "“Social workers develop knowledge and analytical tools to expand and improve their advocacy, resources and tools for developing community, connecting clients to resources, navigating the scavenger hunt of bureaucracies and improving their own processes.”
The complete article may be found at Social Work Advocates (p. 13)