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Penn Law Announces Certificate in Cross-Sector Innovation and JD/MS in Social Policy

December 10, 2009

Penn Law, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has added a new certificate and three-year JD/MS degree to its formal interdisciplinary offerings. 

Students interested in non-profit and NGO leadership can obtain a Certificate of Study in Cross-Sector Innovation. The Certificate requires students to complete a five-course program that focuses on leadership, cross-sector collaboration, organizational structures, and social movements. As part of the Certificate program, students may earn a Leading Social Change Fellowship. 
Students preparing for positions of leadership in law and social policy can obtain a JD/MS in Social Policy. The joint-degree program teaches students to integrate legal theory and case law with social policy development and implementation. Students can earn the joint-degree in three years, and will graduate ready to analyze and shape social policy at the local, national, and international levels. 
The Law School and School of Social Policy & Practice created the certificate and JD/MS degree in response to a growing demand for cross-trained graduates and increasing international reliance on non-profit organizations and NGOs. Penn Law’s interdisciplinary curriculum includes over 30 joint-degree and certificate programs in collaboration with Penn schools ranging from Wharton to Penn Medicine.