Students in this program have the opportunity to earn either a combined JD/MA or JD/MS degree, based on which program in the Department of Criminology best suits their interests and expectations. It produces future lawyers who are not only well versed in the law and legal tradition, but who also possess a robust understanding of social science and the use of evidence-based approaches.
Students can earn both degrees in three years. The Law School gives credit for four approved courses in Criminology toward the JD. The Criminology Department requires the student complete eight courses, including — depending on the program — two or three courses from the Law School curriculum.
Below is a typical track for completing the program:
|Courses||First year||Second year||Third year|
|Course Work||1L||2L & Criminology courses||3L & Criminology courses|
Students must apply and gain admission separately to each department. Applications to the Criminology Program are welcomed contemporaneously with the Law School application or during the 1L or 2L year.
The Department of Criminology and the Law School will accept either the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT.
For more information, admitted or current JD students should contact Amanda S. Aronoff. Applicants or prospective applicants to the Law School should contact email@example.com.