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Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor (also referred to as Doctor of Law or Doctor of Jurisprudence) is the highest professional graduate degree in the field of Law. The Juris Doctor degree is often abbreviated JD, and graduates holding the degree normally take on the professional suffix of "esquire" after their name, rather than using the prefix "Dr."

What Are the Benefits of Taking a Juris Doctor?

Juris Doctor programs take a scientific approach to law, teaching logic and adversarial analysis. Promoting a practical approach to legal study, Doctor of Law programs prepare students for a career as a lawyer, attorney, barrister, counselor or other legal professional. JD programs also prepare students to succeed in professional law exams (sometimes called the "Bar" exam), required to practice in most countries. Passing the legal professional examination is the gateway to becoming a solicitor, lawyer, attorney or legal counsel.

What Are the Requirements for a Juris Doctor?

The monetary costs of completing a Juris Doctor degree program can vary widely from country to country, and between universities. The amount of time it takes an individual to complete their Doctor of Law program may also affect the total price of the degree.

What Kind of Career Can You Expect with a Juris Doctor?

Juris Doctor and Doctor of Law programs are offered at universities and academic institutions around the world, in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, South Africa and more. Some universities offer part-time, online or distance learning curricula for Juris Doctor candidates, making it possible to pursue a JD degree from anywhere in the world.

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Juris Doctor (JD)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) programme is a graduate programme that leads to a first degree in law. It is designed for persons who hold [+]

JD Degree 2017. The Juris Doctor (J.D.) programme is a graduate programme that leads to a first degree in law. It is designed for persons who hold undergraduate degrees in other disciplines and for those who hold degrees in law from civil law countries. Many students have several years of work experience. The programme is characterised by interactive (Socratic) teaching that helps students develop analytical, problem-solving, interdisciplinary and comparative law skills. These skills are essential for excelling in today’s highly competitive legal and corporate environments. A rigorous curriculum is taught by an international faculty that includes teachers with backgrounds in practice, government and the judiciary. Admission Requirements Applicants should have completed at least three years of full-time undergraduate education. - If you are a non-law graduate, the admission requirement is: At least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree qualification - If you are a law graduate from a civil law country or a non-gazetted common law university, the admission requirement is: At least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree qualification English Proficency Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL/IELTS/SAT test is required if the medium of instruction in the applicant's undergraduate education was not in English. Applicants must have obtained a minimum combined score of 1400 for both Critical Reading and Writing Components of the SAT Test. Applicants who are intending to take TOEFL or IELTS, please note the following minimum scores: - TOEFL (Paper-based): 550 - TOEFL (Computer-based): 213 - TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 80 - IELTS: Overall band of 7.5 - Scores must not be more than two years old. Fees Application Fee A S$50 non-refundable fee is to made upon application to the programme. Registration Fee A S$400 (Singaporean/PR)/S$500 (Foreigner) non-refundable fee is to be paid on acceptance to the programme. The registration fee covers matriculation, examination fees, library and computer account. Tuition Fees S$68,000 in 4 instalments The tuition fee is payable by instalments. Tuition fees are locked in once a student enters the J.D. programme. The Singapore Management University reserves the right to alter tuition fees for the new incoming cohorts when required. [-]

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2017 USA Dallas + 1 more

The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest post-graduate law degree offered by the Dedman School of Law. The S.J.D is primarily a research and writing degree (as opposed to a course-oriented degree such as the LL.M. degree) during which the S.J.D. candidate conducts extensive postgraduate-level legal research with a view toward submitting an acceptable doctoral dissertation of publishable quality within a five-year period. This program is intended for highly qualified candidates seeking a legal academic career or a high level, policy-oriented governmental or inter-governmental position. [+]

The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest post-graduate law degree offered by the Dedman School of Law. The S.J.D is primarily a research and writing degree (as opposed to a course-oriented degree such as the LL.M. degree) during which the S.J.D. candidate conducts extensive postgraduate-level legal research with a view toward submitting an acceptable doctoral dissertation of publishable quality within a five-year period. This program is intended for highly qualified candidates seeking a legal academic career or a high level, policy-oriented governmental or inter-governmental position. Within a five-year period from first matriculation as an S.J.D. candidate, the S.J.D. candidate must satisfy the following requirements: Completion of the two-year probationary period described above. Submission of a doctoral dissertation of at least 80,000 words but no more than 100,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding Bibliography, Front Pages, Table of Contents and any Annexes or Appendices) on a coherent, analytical, and focused theme of a substantially legal nature; or submission of an equivalent doctoral dissertation in the form of a series of interrelated articles/chapters on a more general topic, but which collectively comprises a topically coherent volume. The dissertation must constitute the original work product of the S.J.D. candidate. The dissertation must represent and show evidence of substantial doctoral-level research work. The dissertation must display significant legal analyses on a doctoral-level subject. The dissertation must be of a publishable quality according to acceptable U.S. law review standards. The dissertation must make a substantial contribution to the advancement of the understanding of the relevant research subject matter. It is within the discretion of a S.J.D. candidate's Supervisory Committee to require a viva voce (i.e., oral examination), at which the S.J.D. candidate will be asked "to defend" orally his/her dissertation in the presence of the members of the Supervisory Committee. The dissertation must be approved by each member of the Supervisory Committee. The award of the S.J.D. requires approvals of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, the Law Faculty, and University. Such decisions cannot be appealed, except as provided below. If the S.J.D. candidate's doctoral dissertation is not approved, the Graduate Committee will provide the S.J.D. candidate with an explanation of the reasons why it was disapproved; and the S.J.D. candidate then will be given one further twelve-month period within which to endeavor to satisfy such comments and to resubmit a revised dissertation. If the S.J.D. candidate then does not within the twelve-month period satisfy all doctoral requirements, the person is withdrawn from the S.J.D. program. Primary Supervisor. The applicant must obtain as a Primary Supervisor who is a faculty member of the SMU Dedman School of Law. The Primary Supervisor must have particular expertise in the S.J.D. candidate's general area of doctoral research. Statement of Subject of Dissertation. The applicant, with the assistance of the Primary Supervisor, must submit a document of no more than 2,000 - 3,000 words explaining the research topic the applicant will undertake for the purpose of preparing the dissertation. Admission to the S.J.D. Program An applicant who is granted admission to the S.J.D. program initially is admitted in a probationary status. The S.J.D. candidate must demonstrate progress towards completion of the requirements for the degree to continue as an S.J.D. candidate. The S.J.D. candidate is matriculated as of the first day of the first semester in which the S.J.D. candidate commences the S.J.D. program. Tuition and Fees For the first year of the program, S.J.D. candidates will be charged the equivalent of full-time tuition and fees applicable to LL.M. students. Thereafter, S.J.D. candidates will be assessed a special fee for each fall and spring term up until approval of the final dissertation. This fee will be set at the beginning of each term. There are no Law School scholarships or research/teaching assistantships available for the S.J.D. degree. On an individual basis, an S.J.D. candidate may apply to be the research assistant of a particular faculty member, but any such arrangement must be made individually with the faculty member, who reserves full discretion in such a matter. S.J.D. DEGREE Within a five-year period from first matriculation as an S.J.D. candidate, the S.J.D. candidate must satisfy the following requirements: Completion of the two-year probationary period described above. Submission of a doctoral dissertation of at least 80,000 words but no more than 100,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding Bibliography, Front Pages, Table of Contents and any Annexes or Appendices) on a coherent, analytical, and focused theme of a substantially legal nature; or submission of an equivalent doctoral dissertation in the form of a series of interrelated articles/chapters on a more general topic, but which collectively comprises a topically coherent volume. The dissertation must constitute the original work product of the S.J.D. candidate. The dissertation must represent and show evidence of substantial doctoral-level research work. The dissertation must display significant legal analyses on a doctoral-level subject. The dissertation must be of a publishable quality according to acceptable U.S. law review standards. The dissertation must make a substantial contribution to the advancement of the understanding of the relevant research subject matter. It is within the discretion of a S.J.D. candidate's Supervisory Committee to require a viva voce (i.e., oral examination), at which the S.J.D. candidate will be asked "to defend" orally his/her dissertation in the presence of the members of the Supervisory Committee. The dissertation must be approved by each member of the Supervisory Committee. The award of the S.J.D. requires approvals of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, the Law Faculty, and University. Such decisions cannot be appealed, except as provided below. If the S.J.D. candidate's doctoral dissertation is not approved, the Graduate Committee will provide the S.J.D. candidate with an explanation of the reasons why it was disapproved; and the S.J.D. candidate then will be given one further twelve-month period within which to endeavor to satisfy such comments and to resubmit a revised dissertation. If the S.J.D. candidate then does not within the twelve-month period satisfy all doctoral requirements, the person is withdrawn from the S.J.D. program. The J.D. is the basic law degree for U.S. law students. For this reason, SMU Dedman School of Law does not normally consider the degree appropriate for international students already possessing basic law degrees within their home countries. However, in a limited number of instances, international students who have graduated with distinction in the LL.M. program of SMU Law and who can demonstrate legitimate graduate study objectives for furthering their careers in their home countries may be considered for admission to the J.D. program. These students are not required to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Admission under such conditions will normally entail an additional study of 72-87 credit hours. Advanced credit, if any, is based upon the student’s foreign law study, not on the LL.M. credit.​ For more information on this program, email bheine@smu.edu. About Founded in 1925, SMU Dedman School of Law is a top-ranked tier-one private law school located in Dallas, Texas, and is situated in a tree-lined neighborhood, just minutes from the city center.  Established in 1949, the law school's graduate degree law programs have played an important role in training some of the foremost leaders around the world. We are proud our global alumni network - more than 2,000 graduates from 80 countries who hold prominent positions in government, legal practice, business, the judiciary, and legal education worldwide. 
 Exceptional Graduate Degree Programs SMU Dedman School of Law offers graduate degree programs for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers. The LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs enhance careers in the private practice of law, teaching, and public service by teaching analysis and problem-solving skills for meeting the complex demands of our world. The programs increase the student’s understanding of legal theory and policies, broaden the student’s legal horizons, and encourage the development of legal research and writing skills. 
Studying in Vibrant Dallas, Texas SMU Dedman Law offers international students an opportunity to become part of a vibrant, diverse, scholarly community with the advantage of studying in Dallas - not only an international business center, but a dynamic cultural center situated midway between the east and west coast of the United States in a region known for its mild, sunny climate.  Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is a sophisticated city with a thriving job market, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. It is a great place to live and study! 

Globally Recognized Faculty The faculty includes scholars and innovators in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, national security law, oil and gas law, public interest law, and tax law. These scholars regularly engage the world by appearing before congressional committees, working with state and federal regulatory agencies, arguing before state and federal courts, working with corporate executives and nonprofits, and regularly appearing in the media to translate their research or offer commentary on important stories of the day. Studying law at SMU gives students access to an exceptional faculty engaged in timely and cutting-edge research often informed by years of experience. Learning Experience In addition to our diverse curriculum, students are invited to take advantage of the many activities outside the classroom. At SMU Dedman Law, your learning experience will be enriched through year-round international conferences and lectures, bringing prominent international figures to campus to discuss current global legal issues.  International LL.M. students take classes with American J.D. students and participate in our Inns of Court Program - a program that is introduced during orientation where students connect in small groups with fellow classmates, faculty, student leaders, career advisors, and alumni for a community experience throughout their time at SMU Dedman School of Law. A faculty member will serve as your personal academic advisor. Practicing lawyers from the Dallas Bar Association International Law section also serve as mentors for our students. Internationally Prominent Alumni International graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law have made an impact all over the world. Our international alumni network includes more than 2000 graduates in more than 80 countries. These professionals can be found at the highest levels of government, legal practice, and business. SMU’s international alumni represent a broad spectrum of legal systems, including those from Central and South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. We strive for global geographic diversity in our student enrollments, and provide a high degree of individual attention and support for each international student. Sobchok Sukharomna ’81 Supreme Court President, Thailand Dr. Shen Shiaoming ’81 International Legal Consultant for  Mackenzie & Albritton LLP The Honorable S.M. Krishna ’59 Minister for External Affairs for India (2009-2012) Siriporn Chaiyasuta ’85 General Counsel, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and  Middle East Exploration & Production Limited Moath Alhussain ’11 Assoc. Counsel, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Antonio M. Garza ’83 Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Dr. Helmut Sohmen ’66 Chairman and President, BW Group Dr. Hassan Okour ’07 Former Dean, Qatar Law School Jinsung Lee ’88 Justice, Constitutional Court of Korea Yukio Horigome ’71 Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan Hans Heppe ‘97 International Partner, Locke Lord LLP Honorary German Consul Student Life The law school is located on the northwest corner of SMU’s main campus – with the classroom buildings, administration building and law library forming what is called the “Law Quad.” This ideal location provides easy access to many of SMU’s wonderful student resources, including dining services, a premier fitness center, and health services center. [-]

Juris Doctor

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Qatar Doha

programHamad bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program delivers a unique model of graduate legal education to meet the needs of Qatar and the region The JD is the first-of-its-kind graduate law degree in the MENA region and has been created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University School of Law. It is the standard first professional graduate law degree in the U.S. as well as an increasing number of other countries. A JD differs from an undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject (including law). [+]

JD Degree 2017. Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program delivers a unique model of graduate legal education to meet the needs of Qatar and the region The JD is the first-of-its-kind graduate law degree in the MENA region and has been created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University School of Law. It is the standard first professional graduate law degree in the U.S. as well as an increasing number of other countries. A JD differs from an undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject (including law). The JD is comparable with the best of those offered internationally and equips its graduates with a high level of legal knowledge and the skills that go with such knowledge, thereby enabling them to make the most of a wide range of career options in the public sector, multinational institutions, and in academia. Program focus: An in-depth look at the conceptual theory of law: why are laws made and how have the different legal systems around the law developed? How do different systems differ and where are the similarities? Students will be given a comprehensive education in the function of law, whether in Qatar, the region, or internationally. There will be considerable focus on the application of law, ensuring that practical skills are developed, in addition to theoretical understanding of legal issues and concepts. [-]

Juris Doctor

Bond University
Campus Full time 108 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

The Juris Doctor is a professional legal qualification which prepares you to become a legal professional in the corporate, government, community or not for profit sectors, both within Australia and overseas. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A prior degree in any discipline. Applicants are required to have at least a 70 per cent grade average in an undergraduate degree. Consideration is also given to relevant work experience and referees’ reports on the suitability of the applicant for studying law. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Juris Doctor is a professional legal qualification which prepares you to become a legal professional in the corporate, government, community or not for profit sectors, both within Australia and overseas. Bond’s Juris Doctor provides an engaging learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Our unique integrated Legal Skills Program is part of the Juris Doctor and focuses on core skills essential to the practice of law. The individual modules are taught in conjunction with relevant legal subjects over a number of semesters during your degree. These include: Oral communication and presentation Legal research and analysis Legal writing and drafting Negotiation PROGRAM STRUCTURE Compulsory Law Subjects (20) The 20 compulsory subjects cover all the ‘Priestley Eleven’ areas required to practise law in Australia. Administrative Law Australian Legal System Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts* Business Associations Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Corporations Law Criminal Law and Procedure A Criminal Law and Procedure B Equity Evidence Land Law Law of Civil Remedies Law of Obligations Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct* Legal Skills Personal Property Transactions Principles of Contractual Liability Principles of Tortious Liability Property Law Law Elective Subjects (5) A wide range of law elective subjects are offered. Various specialisations are available, including: Canadian Law and Practice Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice Dispute Resolution International Business and Finance Law Legal Practice *Half-unit subject. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCEClinical legal subjects are available as electives, with students placed in legal settings, working under the supervision of a practising lawyer. The faculty also encourages you to complete clerkships or internships with law firms during your holidays, but these do not form part of program requirements. Our career development specialists are available to assist you in your search for a suitable placement. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Some students will plan to seek admission as a lawyer on the completion of their Juris Doctor, while others will be well established in their careers and will be undertaking the Juris Doctor in order to enhance their career options. The Bond Law Juris Doctor is specifically designed to develop well rounded legal practitioners equipped with the practical legal skills to take leading positions in both the public and private sectors. Our graduates are employed in top tier law firms throughout Australia and across 38 countries (including the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Scandinavia, France, China and Malaysia) as solicitors in private practice, associates to Supreme and High Court justices, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel academics and business leaders. You are encouraged to focus on the specific areas of study that you feel best serve your future career path. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION In conjunction with further study (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) and meeting the requirements of the Legal Practitioner Boards of the various Australian states and territories, the Juris Doctor is an approved degree for purposes of admission as a legal practitioner. This degree can also be used to gain admission in certain other jurisdictions; however, you are advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which you wish to practise. FURTHER POSTGRADUATE STUDY Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also know as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your law degree and becoming a practising lawyer in under a year. You’ll also receive extensive , individualised help to find a placement. [-]

Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia. [+]

JD Degree 2017. The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia. Offered at a postgraduate level, the Juris Doctor (JD) prepares you to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Graduates can gain entry into the legal profession without any further study. When undertaking the JD, you will simultaneously complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). The combined JD/GDLP means that you will develop high level academic and legal skills, while also gaining practical and real-world experience. The ability to achieve both qualifications at once differentiates the Newcastle JD from other JD programs. Embedding the GDLP within the JD program is also extremely cost-effective, as you graduate ready to practice. At the same time, the Newcastle area provides quality of life and affordable living options for students, making it an ideal location to undertake post-graduate study. While completing your JD at the Newcastle Law School, you will also contribute to the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing an important service to the community. In today’s competitive employment market, employers are looking for highly qualified graduates with a wide range of skills. Even if you do not want to become a lawyer, a JD degree will provide you with a multifaceted skill and knowledge base to help you in your chosen career. It will enhance your academic and professional qualifications and make you a more desirable employee. Experience a personalised learning environment You will study in a collegial, interactive learning community with highly qualified and award-winning academic staff dedicated to your success. Because of the small cohort size of Newcastle Law School’s JD Program, you will experience a friendly and supportive study environment. You will also benefit from a balanced student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalised approach to teaching-and-learning and ensures that you will get to know the academic staff at the school. You can expect: Interactive seminar classes Dedicated and accessible teachers A collegial student community An international network of students and alumni who can help you advance your career The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales. Is it for you? First-rate classroom tuition combined with practical, hands-on experience prepares and qualifies you to enter legal practice immediately after completing your Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. The University of Newcastle's law school is the first in Australia to offer an integrated learning experience. Your degree integrates experiential learning and skills training with the conventional legal curriculum, including a wide range of elective courses. Professional placement The University of Newcastle's Legal Centre encourages you to pursue professional placements at external law firms and other organisations that you may be interested in joining at the completion of your studies. To help you arrange placements, you can take advantage of the many external relationships held by the University. Gain experience through national competitions University of Newcastle law students have a competitive reputation and frequently excel in national law competitions. Recent highlights include: 2013 – Grand finalist in the ALSA mooting competition 2012 - Two students represented Australia in the International Client Counselling Competition in Dublin 2011 - Grand finalists in the ALSA client interviewing competition 2008 - Won the prestigious Kirby Cup at the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) conference. The Kirby Cup, named in honour of cup sponsor Justice Michael Kirby, tests your ability to argue a case for law reform based on real issues of social concern. Career Pathways Graduating with the Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice gives you the skills and knowledge to practice as a lawyer, and is also the springboard to a range of exciting non-legal careers. As a graduate you will have the flexibility to tailor a career path that matches your professional, financial and lifestyle aspirations. You will also receive an excellent general education, giving you an understanding of how society functions, and equipping you with analytical and logical reasoning skills. From the boardroom or political campaign trail, to the journalist’s desk or United Nations headquarters, a law degree from the University of Newcastle can lead you almost anywhere. Professional accreditation Students will be eligible to practice law in Australia upon completion of the program. Practice as a lawyer Lawyers are responsible for providing clients with legal advice and expertise. This includes helping clients with legal problems, advising them of their legal rights and obligations, and drafting documents such as contracts, affidavits and other court forms. Lawyers also appear in Court and as advocates to represent their clients and run hearings. Depending on your employment situation, you may practice across a variety of different areas or choose to specialise in one or two areas. Traditional practice areas include: Civil litigation Commercial law Criminal law Family law Personal injury Property law Tax law Wills and estates Our society is governed by laws and regulations. Therefore, it is not surprising that political, social and technological developments often give rise to new legal practice areas. As a lawyer, you can also practice in developing areas such as: Computer and internet law Climate change law Energy and resource law Human rights law International law Sports law Become a barrister Instead of becoming a lawyer, you can practice law as a barrister. Barristers provide clients with expert legal advice and usually specialise in only one or two areas of the law. Your primary role as a barrister is to be an advocate for your client and to take responsibility for arguing a case before the court. The best barristers have a reputation as being eloquent public speakers, and usually have an excellent understanding of procedure, tactics and the rules of evidence. As a barrister, you are often involved in more complex legal matters. You may often give advice on the drafting of forms and documents, but are rarely involved in the initial preparatory work of a case. It is typically a client’s lawyer who will engage a barrister to provide expert counsel, particularly when it is clear that a matter is going to proceed to a hearing. Many barristers first practice as lawyers to gain the necessary experience and professional connections before joining the Bar. Go into private practice Working in private practice ranges from being an employee, owner or partner in a sole practitioner firm to working in a large, top-tier firm with international offices, dozens of partners and hundreds of employees. Become a government lawyer Government lawyers perform a variety of duties depending on the role of the department in which they are employed. For example, lawyers employed by the Department of Defence may have to advise on international and military law. Government lawyers are also involved in research, policy development, law reform and drafting legislation. Pursue corporate or 'in-house' law Large corporations employ lawyers to provide legal services tailored exclusively to their business needs. These services may include representation in litigation matters, company law advice, advice on complying with occupational health and safety laws, and drafting contracts and other company documents. Work in legal aid/ community legal centres These organisations provide legal services to members of the community who are disadvantaged or who cannot afford to pay for legal advice. Pursue a non-legal career The Juris Doctor (JD) not only opens doors to legal professions, it provides you with professional skills and values that are valued by many other industries. Employers generally consider law graduates to be highly intelligent, critical thinkers with excellent work ethics. As a Juris Doctor (JD) graduate, you will be highly competitive in the business and corporate sector because of your task management skills, knowledge of corporate law and negotiation skills. Your analytical problem solving skills and critical thinking abilities will also be highly valued. A law degree also demonstrates a commitment to justice, equality and the rule of law - qualities which are valued by national and international non-governmental organisations, and by government departments and political bodies. Specialisations The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice comprises 280 units (i.e 28 x 10 unit courses), which includes 200 units of core courses including the Legal Practice courses, plus 80 units of directed courses chosen from a list of 31 courses (subject to availability). Students can choose directed courses that they are interested in from a range of areas including: Advanced Corporate Governance Advanced Criminal Law Advanced Legal Research Project Advanced Public International Law Advocacy Skills Client Interviewing and Negotiation Skills Commercial Dispute Resolution Commercial Law Competition Law and Policy Consumer Credit and Personal Insolvency Law Clinic Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights Crime and Society Criminal Law Clinic Employment Law Environmental Law Environmental/Natural Resources Law Clinic Family Law Financial Services Regulation Global Administrative Law Intellectual Property Law International Child and Family Law International Climate Change law and Policy International Environmental Law and Policy International Human Rights Law International Private Law Internet Law Legal Theory Mining Law Refugee/Migration Law Clinic Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic Taxation Law Custom legal clinics You will gain in-depth practical experience by participating in customised Legal Clinics exploring the below areas. Consumer credit Specialised understanding of the fundamental concepts of consumer credit and bankruptcy law will be developed in this clinic where cases involving persons who are dealing with unmanageable debts and the prospect of personal insolvency will be considered. Research, communication, drafting and advocacy skills will be developed in the specific context of credit and bankruptcy law but will also be transferable to other legal contexts. Criminal law Opportunities will be presented to participate in defence work preparing cases and assisting in representation of clients at the local courts in the Newcastle area under the supervision of a Legal Centre lawyer. Skills will be developed in client interviewing, fact investigation, strategy, tactics and ethics in criminal defence work, which will also be transferable to other litigation contexts. Natural resources law Experience practical application through both litigious and non-litigious enforcement practices of the key legislative instruments relevant to Australia’s natural resources – water, native vegetation, forests, minerals, threatened species and land. This clinic will also consider policy making in the environmental and natural resources law field where experience may be gained in drafting submissions to law reform commissions, parliamentary bodies and other organisations. Public interest law Social justice and public interest legal cases will form the basis of the practice in this clinic where opportunities will be presented to develop communication, research, drafting and advocacy skills in the context of these interesting cases. Refugee/migration law Develop skills in dealing with principles, concepts, issues, problems and dilemmas faced in migration law and in claims for asylum. This clinic will involve the potential for gaining experience in communication with clients and organisations, human rights advocacy, detailed legal research and drafting law reform submissions. Admission Requirements Entry to the JD/GradDipLegPrac is available to students who meet the following entry requirements: Applicants for the combined Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice must have successfully completed a tertiary qualification of 3-year Level 7 Bachelor Degree other than Law from a recognised institution; or other tertiary qualification from a recognised institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

First Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program in China

Peking University School of Transnational Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Shenzhen

Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree., pursuant to a three year full-time program based on a curriculum comparable to that offered in United States J.D. programs. [+]

Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, pursuant to a three-year full-time program based on a J.D. curriculum comparable to that offered in United States. The language of instruction is English. The program also includes an elective fourth year course, devoted to a survey of Chinese law, with instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Courses in Chinese law are mainly open to students from Mainland China or whose first language is Chinese. Both curriculums emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations. Application Prerequisites Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, and have attained a bachelor’s degree. Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English proficiency—TOFEL or IELTS scores. Applicants must take the LSAT before March 2016. Application Fee The application fee is 800 RMB, non-refundable (sent with the application materials by post). Application Deadline The application for fall 2016 admission will be available from Sep 1, 2015, and the deadline for application submission for registration in Fall 2016 will be March 31, 2016. To receive a decision by early fall 2016, you must complete your application and ensure that all required documents are received on or before March 31, 2016 by the STL Admissions Office. Tuition and Expenses Tuition is 120,000 RMB per year and payable in the first week of each academic year. In addition, expenses for room and board for a student residing on campus are estimated to 9,600 RMB/year for single rooms, and 3,600 RMB/year for double rooms. [-]

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 Degree 2017. 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 [-]

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. [-]

Juris Doctor

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5.5 years January 2017 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Juris Doctor (JD) is a graduate law degree that builds on the established reputation of UTS: Law to provide high-calibre, graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law. It is specifically designed for graduates of disciplines other than law. The Juris Doctor qualifies as an Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 master's degree. The flexible nature of the JD allows students to work while they study and to tailor their workload to suit professional and personal commitments. [+]

The JD offers an alternative pathway to practise as a lawyer for graduates who have successfully completed a first degree. In a globalised environment, the JD is internationally recognised as a graduate-level law qualification. UTS: Law integrates flexible learning options, including day and night classes, block intensive classes and online learning.

Career options include, but are not limited to, lawyer within a private firm, government department or community law centre, regulatory affairs and policy adviser in the public or private sector or legal specialisation related to students' previous degree or enhanced career options within an existing professional sphere.

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2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Law Graduates

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Central Islip

This program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree in two years. This program is ideal for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the American Legal principals and who want to have access to the bar exam not just in New York State but in all 50 U.S. States. [+]

This program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree in two years. This program is ideal for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the American Legal principals and who want to have access to the bar exam not just in New York State but in all 50 U.S. States. Admission to the Two-Year J.D. Program requires: Successful completion of a degree from an accredited law school in a country other than the United States Submission of a Touro Law Center Application for Admission Completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and subscription through LSAC to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)* *The LSAT is given each year in February, June, September/October, and December. Students may register for any test date and still be considered for the upcoming class, as long as their applications can be completed in time to be considered for the desired date of law school entry. Qualifications for Admission to the Bar In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. [-]

Juris Doctor / JD program

Massachusetts School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA Andover + 1 more

A Juris Doctor degree is not just a professional degree in law. Obtaining a JD degree is the foundation that will open a world of opportunities in the world of law, business, and countless other professions. [+]

JD Degree 2017. Juris Doctor The Massachusetts School of Law provides a high quality, practical and affordable legal education. Rolling admissions are offered and LSAT is not required. Massachusetts School of Law offers lowest tuition compared to any law school in New England. Program Description: A Juris Doctor degree is not just a professional degree in law. Obtaining a JD degree is the foundation that will open a world of opportunities in the world of law, business, and countless other professions. At Massachusetts School of Law, you have the option to focus your Juris Doctor in various aspects of law, such as business, civil rights, criminal, international, personal injury, and more. Should You Earn Your JD Degree and Become a Lawyer? Do you enjoy speaking with people about issues and affairs affecting them? Do you have the ability to empathize, yet think critically? Can you clearly articulate your arguments in a written or verbal manner? Do you enjoy reading and writing? If yes, follow your passion and earn a Juris Doctor degree at Massachusetts School of Law. A JD degree will establish a career route that meets your goals intellectually, financially and emotionally. Massachusetts School of Law at Andover is there every step of the way to guide you through your customizable JD degree program with an affordable tuition, and a personalized approach to the admissions process. Flexible Day/Eve Programs: Massachusetts School of Law at Andover offers: 1. A three-year, full-time program of study 2. A four-year, part-time program Full-time students take fifteen credits per semester, while part-time students take eleven to twelve credits per semester. MSLAW offers both day and evening programs, and two summer sessions which allows students to accelerate either program. Program Requirements: Massachusetts School of Law at Andover is unique because it does not use or place value on the traditional LSAT test used by other law schools to determine a potential law student’s aptitude to succeed in law school. Instead, MSLAW uses its own personal interview and essay test to make this determination. Specifically, MSLAW utilizes several factors to determine a potential student’s aptitude: Undergraduate and/or graduate grades Employment and life experience Three letters of recommendation A personal interview [-]

Juris Doctor (Law)

Abraham Lincoln University
Campus or Online Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Juris Doctor Program requires 140 quarter units and is completed over approximately four years. Upon passing the First-Year Law Students' Examination (FYLSX, also known as the "Baby Bar"), General Bar Examination (GBX, also known as California Bar Exam), the moral character evaluation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and not being in arrears with... [+]

Juris Doctor Degree The Juris Doctor Program requires 140 quarter units and is completed over approximately four years. Upon passing the First-Year Law Students' Examination (FYLSX, also known as the "Baby Bar"), General Bar Examination (GBX, also known as California Bar Exam), the moral character evaluation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and not being in arrears with family support obligations, ALU graduates are eligible to become full members of the State Bar of California and are eligible to practice in California. The university provides working adults with a focused and practical online legal education. A significant difference in ALU’s educational model as an online distance learning institution is in the three class options provided to enhance the student’s learning experience. Students may: Attend live classes online, participating in class discussion with professor and other students via online chat functions, View recorded lectures online at a convenient time, or Those students local to the Los Angeles area can attend classes in our classrooms, centrally located in Los Angeles. Although on-campus attendance is not required, it is a popular option for local students. ALU Law School Disclosures Abraham Lincoln University School of Law's authority to grant a J.D. degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination, is as an unaccredited, distance learning law school that is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners. The School of Law is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an unaccredited distance learning law school. ALU’s authority to grant a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination, is through the Committee of Bar Examiners. ALU students must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) at the end of the first year of law school study. Bar Program and Bar Eligibility At Abraham Lincoln University, our goal is to prepare you to pass the California Bar Examination through our quality online law classes. Our California Bar Examination preparation courses are meant to fully ready students by providing them with the necessary knowledge and confidence for passing the California Bar Examination. After graduation from the Juris Doctor, students are eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination and upon successful completion of the California Bar Examination, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and meeting all applicable moral character requirements, and not being in arrears with family support obligations, can become members of the State Bar of California and be eligible to practice in California and Federal courts. Every law student that intends to be a general applicant for admission to practice law in California must register with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California no later than 90 days after he or she begins the study of law and Bar preparation courses to obtain California Bar eligibility. The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes. Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students' Examination required by Business and Professions Code §6060(h) and Title 4, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admissions Rules) as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students' Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school's J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment in this law school's J.D. program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study. Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law. Registration consists of the filing of a form that inquires into the applicant’s age, addresses, general education and legal education. The registration form must be completed accurately under penalty of perjury. [-]

Juris Doctorate

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The juris doctor (JD) degree is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements: [+]

Juris DoctorateGeneral JD Program Requirements:The juris doctor (JD) degree is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements:

    earned credit for at least 90 semester hours of law study     obtained an overall GPA of 2.25 or better     earned a minimum of three clinical/externship credit hours

JD Certificate ProgramsWhile our core courses provide foundational knowledge of the law, JD candidates are encouraged to specialize their elective coursework to earn a certificate in one of the following areas:

    Alternative Dispute Resolution     Elder Law     Health Law     Intellectual Property Law     International Human Rights     Sustainability     Trial Advocacy ... [-]

J.D. Program

The University of Mississippi - School of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Oxford

The J.D. program at the University of Mississippi School of Law prepares you to actually practice law, not just to think like a lawyer. [+]

The J.D. program at the University of Mississippi School of Law prepares you to actually practice law, not just to think like a lawyer. Because we believe that lawyers come in as many forms as there are law students, we provide you with a legal education to fit your future career. We believe in maximizing your options and choices rather than in a one-size-fits-all approach. Moreover, we integrate professional skills throughout our curriculum. Our J.D. Program begins with a strong foundation in heavily-tested bar exam subjects, such as Torts, Contracts, Property, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law. Our students also benefit from a full year of legal research and writing, culminating with appellate brief writing and oral argument – with the top first year students selected for membership on our nationally-ranked Moot Court Board. Our first years also have the option of learning courtroom litigation skills through a mock trial workshop and competition hosted by our Trial Advocacy Board. Our innovative Skill Session devotes the first two weeks of every spring semester to an intensive skills course. All first year students enroll in Contract Negotiation and Drafting, a course that builds on classroom coverage of contract law in the fall semester with each student participating in simulations of contract discussions and the work of converting those talks into robust documents. The negotiation component of the course feeds selection of several first years for our Negotiation Team later in the spring semester. Our second year and third year students choose among twenty Skill Session courses ranging from Trial Practice and Small Business Drafting to Legal Spanish and Legal Entrepreneurship. The availability of a full spectrum of offerings allows our upper level students to focus on litigation, transactional work or public service lawyering, and any number of substantive areas including estate planning, real estate, sports law, entertainment law and intellectual property. Building on the Skill Session, we offer seven different clinical programs: Innocence Project, Criminal Appeals, Street Law, Child Advocacy, Transactional Law, Elder Law, and Low-Income Housing. Each of these programs guarantees tremendous individual attention because we limit enrollment to no more than eight students per clinic each semester. Our clinical students receive temporary admission to the bar and represent real clients. The clinical programs afford students the opportunity to not only actually practice law but to do so with the close support and guidance of clinical professors and supervising attorneys. Our four externship programs – Public Service, Prosecution, Judicial and Business Regulation – deliver opportunities to make the leap from the classroom to the law office, all while still providing the support of a classroom instruction and the mentorship of a clinical professor. This best-practices approach to externships ensures a productive experience. Our new Solo Practice Program will provide courses, mentors and incubator benefits to students wishing to open their own law practice straight from law school. Courses like Law Office Management, Lawyering Skills Workshop, Solo Practice and Accounting for Lawyers equip students with necessary skills. Our mentors, both recent graduates and veteran attorneys, provide practical advice both before and after graduation. Our solo practice incubator will afford our graduates with support as they work to establish their own law offices. Beyond the traditional classroom, our Pro Bono Initiative builds a culture of servant leadership by tackling specific skill-based projects such as guardianship, child support modification, child custody and low-income tax assistance. Of course, we also provide a full panoply of regular courses from which our students choose a program of instruction, needing only to satisfy the requirement of an advanced writing seminar and a legal ethics class. Our faculty boasts experts in an extraordinary range of subjects, including securities regulation, tax, bankruptcy, workers compensation, torts, gaming law, insurance law, civil procedure, law and religion, sports law, criminal law, criminal procedure, death penalty law, international human rights, environmental law, Native American law, health care law, legal ethics, evidence, children and the law, law and medicine, constitutional law and theory, supreme court practice, and family law. Curriculum First Year Required Courses Law 503 Civil Procedure I (3 credits, one semester) Law 507 Constitutional Law I (3 credits, one semester) Law 501 Contracts (4 credits, two semesters) Law 568 Criminal Law (3 credits, one semester) Law 514 & 515 Legal Research and Writing I & II (6 credits, two semesters) Law 504 Property (4 credits, one semester) Law 502 Torts (4 credits, two semesters) A Three Hour Elective as Determined by Law Faculty Designated January Skill Session Course Second & Third Year Required Courses Legal Profession 603 (3) Skills Requirement: You must successfully complete three skills courses. Normally, a student satisfies the requirement with three courses in the required January Skill Session. For each spring semester in residence, you must take a skills course in the required January Skill Session. If you are unable to successfully complete three January Skill Session courses, you must obtain permission from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to substitute a designated skills course for each January Skill Session course you did not complete. The Registrar will list on each semester schedule those courses designated as skills courses. Writing Requirement: During the second or third year of law study, each student must select and complete one course from a list of writing courses designated each year by the Curriculum Committee. The courses and seminars each require a substantial writing component, involving the application of knowledge and skills gained from several areas of legal study, or in-depth research and analysis of legal issues in a specialized field of law. A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (C) or better must be earned in order for a student to be eligible to graduate. To complete the 90-credit-hours requirement for graduation, the student is given a wide choice of elective courses during the second and third years. Recommended Courses: Students planning to take the Mississippi Bar Examination should contact the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions for information regarding areas of law covered by the exam. [-]

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. [+]

JD Degree 2017. 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. [-]