Juris Doctor Programs in JD/Masters

Compare 4 Juris Doctor Programs in JD/Masters

A dual degree is a great opportunity for students to delve into two intersectional subjects. With a dual degree, graduates can improve their job prospects and discover a range of other opportunities.
What is a Dual Degree Juris Doctor/Masters? In this program, students earn both a Juris Doctorate law degree and a Masters in a different subject. This subject may be up to the student to choose, or it may be part of an established curriculum at a university. Some of the most common Masters coupled with a JD degree include Philosophy, Criminal Justice and History. Students who earn both a Masters and a JD boast a particularly developed area of expertise.
There are a number of other benefits to a Dual Degree Juris Doctor/Masters, too. In addition to the range of knowledge, students can effectively double the available career opportunities and improve the salaries they may be candidates for.
The expense of such a program will be determined by a number of factors. The admissions office at your intended university may be able to provide an estimate of costs, though.”
A Dual Degree Juris Doctor/Masters commonly leads to careers in law. If students achieve licensure, they may become a lawyer and go to work for a company or firm or branch out and establish their own law practice. Other possibilities, however, include teaching law or acting as a legal consultant. Depending on the field of a graduate’s masters, it may be possible to focus on careers in that sector rather than the law portion of their dual degree.
A Dual Degree Juris Doctor/Masters is a fantastic option for students who are interested in more than one field, and it may be available for either online or on-campus study. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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JD (part time)

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Washington

CUA Law has a thriving Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program. Designed around the needs of working professionals looking to complement their current careers or beginning a new one, all classes meet between 6:30 and 9:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. [+]

JD Degrees in JD/Masters. An Accommodating, Supportive, and Quality Learning Environment CUA Law has a thriving Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program. Designed around the needs of working professionals looking to complement their current careers or beginning a new one, all classes meet between 6:30 and 9:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. The evening division's diversity features students who are professionals from many industries and backgrounds. They hold various degrees such as Ph.D’s, M.D.’s, Masters, and Bachelors. Some have always wanted to work towards a law degree, while others found a law degree would help open new career opportunities for themselves. And in some cases they are individuals who have focused on raising a family and have now decided to work on their career. The Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program takes four years to complete and having time management skills is a plus. CUA Law features a supportive faculty and staff to help students with the adjustment of managing their law school experience and their full-time job. Students enrolled in the evening division are required to at least 11 semester credit hours and no less than 8 semester credit hours. In order to be eligible for graduation students enrolled in the evening division must complete 84 semester credit hours. Students who are part of the Evening Division are invited to participate in the various Student Organizations at CUA Law. There is also an Evening Law Students Association (ELSA), which was founded in 1993 to represent our evening-division students and promote their extracurricular activities, address their special academic concerns, and enhance their legal education. ELSA works to encourage equitable access to all academic and extracurricular activities for evening law students, as well as sponsoring academic and social programs. Application Overview Applying for First Year Admission To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have received an undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional associations and demonstrated satisfactory performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The preferred deadline for applicants to both day and evening divisions is March 15. First year students begin their studies only in the fall semester. In most cases applications are complete when the following has been received: The application with a $65 non-refundable application fee (The application fee for the current recruitment cycle has been waived); Personal Statement; An official report from the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report containing a transcript analysis and LSAT score. At least one but nor more than two letters of recommendation. All letters must be submitted directly to LSAC. A note to international applicants: Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States or Canada must be evaluated by an organization such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. We will also accept international transcripts through the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service. Please note that applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate education was not received in a school where English is the language of instruction, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The results should be forwarded directly to the Law School. [-]

JD (full time)

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The decision to attend law school remains a sound, smart, and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. In a complex world facing many serious challenges, the need for competent, ethical, and compassionate legal practitioners is stronger than ever. [+]

Admissions The decision to attend law school remains a sound, smart, and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. In a complex world facing many serious challenges, the need for competent, ethical, and compassionate legal practitioners is stronger than ever. Located near the heart of Washington, D.C., a city like no other and the center of our nation’s legal system, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) is among the best choices you can make if your goal is to graduate with the skills — such as critical legal analysis, legal writing, and effective oral advocacy—that are essential to successful legal practice in the 21st century. At every turn, our approach to legal education can be summarized with three words: practical, focused, and connected. Practical means you will learn by doing; focused offers the chance to choose among many different areas of legal study for academic emphasis; connected describes professors who take a personal interest in you, students who treat each other like family, and a supportive alumni network. Application Overview Applying for First Year Admission To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have received an undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional associations and demonstrated satisfactory performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The preferred deadline for applicants to both day and evening divisions is March 15. First year students begin their studies only in the fall semester. In most cases applications are complete when the following has been received: The application with a $65 non-refundable application fee (The application fee for the current recruitment cycle has been waived); Personal Statement; An official report from the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report containing a transcript analysis and LSAT score. At least one but nor more than two letters of recommendation. All letters must be submitted directly to LSAC. A note to international applicants: Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States or Canada must be evaluated by an organization such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. We will also accept international transcripts through the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service. Please note that applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate education was not received in a school where English is the language of instruction, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The results should be forwarded directly to the Law School. Concentrations Concentrations encourage and support increased academic focus within a field of interest, but do not result in a certification. They include foundational requirements, a menu of electives, one upper division writing requirement, and a transition to practice course requirement. Each concentration has a designated faculty member as its coordinator to advise students concerning course selection. CUA Law offers concentrations in the following practice areas: Civil Litigation A concentration in Civil Litigation combines an opportunity to master legal doctrine with the platform to acquire skills like brief drafting, direct and cross examination of witnesses, and oral argument at both the trial and appellate level. Criminal Litigation The Criminal Litigation concentration informs employers that the student possesses the skills, experience, and training necessary to immediately begin work in a courtroom as a prosecutor, defender, or judicial law clerk. At the concentration’s core is the hands-on experience a student receives in actual litigation. Family Law The nation has a growing need for accomplished lawyers to who can practice family law in a variety of settings, including law firms, legal service providers, and child welfare agencies. This concentration prepares students by offering a wide variety of specialized courses and training. Intellectual Property Technology is constantly evolving and a thorough grounding in intellectual property will help all attorneys. This IP concentration offers a diverse curriculum, including classes focusing on patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, international intellectual property, cyber law, art law, and entertainment law. Labor and Employment The Labor and Employment concentration will assist motivated students to pursue careers well-versed in every aspect of this fascinating and dynamic area of law. Coursework is a mix of mandatory and electives classes, covering such topics as Gender, Law and Policy; Immigration Law and Policy; Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector; and Legal Rights of People with Disabilities. Securities Regulation This concentration program is designed to satisfy the interests and provide the professional preparation for those students who find fascination in exploring how business and industry create the means to finance their operations. [-]

Joint J.D./M.S. in Bioethics

Albany Law School
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA Albany

The joint J.D./M.S. in Bioethics program is offered by Albany Law School in conjunction with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. The Alden March Bioethics Institute is an internationally recognized leader in the growing field of bioethics and its graduate education programs bring together outstanding teachers, innovative researchers, excellent students, the latest teaching technology, and an intensive clinical ethics program. The M.S in Bioethics is designed for those who want to put bioethics to work in their own professional careers. Albany Medical College is conveniently located directly across the street from Albany Law School, which gives law students a unique opportunity to participate in clinical rounds, ethics consultations and educational sessions on a regular basis. [+]

JD Degrees in JD/Masters. The joint J.D./M.S. in Bioethics program is offered by Albany Law School in conjunction with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. The Alden March Bioethics Institute is an internationally recognized leader in the growing field of bioethics and its graduate education programs bring together outstanding teachers, innovative researchers, excellent students, the latest teaching technology, and an intensive clinical ethics program. The M.S in Bioethics is designed for those who want to put bioethics to work in their own professional careers. Albany Medical College is conveniently located directly across the street from Albany Law School, which gives law students a unique opportunity to participate in clinical rounds, ethics consultations and educational sessions on a regular basis. Master's students must complete a total of 10 courses. The online and onsite courses include empirical bioethics, research ethics, classic cases, clinical ethics and others. Students also complete a required master's project, choosing a traditional thesis, two publishable journal articles, or a practical project. Law and bioethics joint degree students can satisfy master's requirements by taking three specified courses at Albany Law School. Students can also count 12 credits earned in the Master of Science in Bioethics program toward their J.D. at Albany Law School. Because students can "double-count" courses, they can complete a J.D./ M.S. in Bioethics in three to four years. Albany Law School students may also satisfy the Law School's upperclass writing requirement and the bioethics final research project by completing one research paper that satisfies the requirements of both programs. The Alden March Bioethics Institute works closely with Albany Law School to create a plan of study that accommodates both schools' schedules. M.S. courses are offered fall, winter, spring and summer to give students flexibility in completing their requirements. The M.S. in Bioethics and the J.D./M.S. Degree programs are registered by the New York State Board of Regents. Admission Requirements The applicant must be accepted and matriculated in both programs through the admissions process of each program to be enrolled in the joint degree program. For more information about applying to the Alden March Bioethics Institute, contact: Prof. Evelyn Tenenbaum Coordinator of the Joint Degree Bioethics/J.D. Program Albany Law School etene@albanylaw.edu +1 518-445-3375 Hayley Dittus, MPH Coordinator of Graduate Studies The Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute +1 518-262-2639 dittush@mail.amc.edu [-]

J.D./M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (Dual Degree)

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2017 USA South Orange

The School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall School of Law offer a joint degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations and Juris Doctor. The joint degree presents a unique opportunity for students to combine legal training with a thorough understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics of international affairs. [+]

The School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall School of Law offer a joint degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations and Juris Doctor. The joint degree presents a unique opportunity for students to combine legal training with a thorough understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics of international affairs. In a competitive job market, joint degree recipients possess the training and expertise that make them stand out. The program may be completed in four years and one summer, rather than the five years usually required for the separate completion of both degrees. Curriculum Diplomacy and International Relations Component (30 credits) DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6004 - International Organizations or Peacemaking and Peacekeeping DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations DIPL 6104 or DIPL 6130 - Art and Science of International Negotiation or International Security DIPL 7111 - Internship* DIPL XXXX - Diplomacy Electives *A student with a clerkship may substitute a Diplomacy elective for the internship requirement. Law Component (85 credits) As part of their Law School coursework, students must complete the following requirements: International Legal Studies Group (12 credits) Independent Research (2 credits - WRTG 9142) or a second Advanced Writing Requirement course drawn from the International Legal Studies Group. Admission Students must submit separate applications to both Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall Law and must be accepted for admission to each school. Students should indicate on each application that they wish to be considered for the JD/MA joint degree program. Apply to the School of Diplomacy and International Relations Candidates should complete the primary application information, attach a current resume and statement of purpose. Additional documents, including letters of recommendation, LSAT scores and transcripts will be extracted from the Law School application. Please contact Daniel Kristo, Director of Graduate Admissions, at daniel.kristo@shu.edu or (973) 275-2142, upon completion of your application to Seton Hall Law, and with any additional questions about the School of Diplomacy. Apply to Seton Hall School of Law Please contact the Seton Hall Law Admissions Office at (973) 642-8687 with questions. Only one application fee is required; students can request an application fee waiver for the School of Diplomacy portion of the application. Application/Enrollment Options JD/MA candidates who are accepted to both programs concurrently must enroll only in law courses during the first year of studies and enroll in a combination of law/diplomacy courses thereafter. Students who enroll in the MA stand-alone program are eligible to apply for the JD/MA program during their first year of studies. If admitted to the JD program, candidates must enroll only in law courses for the following year and resume enrollment in a combination of law/diplomacy courses thereafter. Students who enroll in the JD stand-alone program first are eligible to apply for the JD/MA program during the first year of law studies. Students must be in good academic standing in their program of initial enrollment (JD or MA) in order to receive consideration for the joint degree program. [-]