Special Programs & Dual Degree
Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center
Third-year students may enroll in one of six law clinics, where they do legal work for real clients, under close supervision by faculty who are experienced practicing attorneys. Students have primary responsibility for four to six cases and serve as first chair at hearings, trials, and negotiations.
In the Community Development Clinic, students represent clients and businesses or non-profit entities in a variety of legal matters. In the Intellectual Property Entrepreneurship Clinic, students serve as legal counsel to technology entrepreneurs, advising clients on intellectual property protection, corporate structure and financing, and a variety of other transactional concerns.
Collaboration with Weatherhead School of Management
Law students have the option of taking up to 9 hours of credit elsewhere at the University, including the management school, allowing them to gain a valuable business perspective. Some courses are jointly taught by law school faculty and business school faculty.
Dual Degree Programs
We offer several dual degree and certificate programs with other schools at the University, which allow full-time students to combine their legal education with other studies, leading to both a juris doctor (J.D.) and a second graduate degree. Applicants apply separately to the law school and to the second degree-granting school. Most dual-degree programs are completed in four years. Jont degrees with a business focus include: J.D./M.B.A. (Management), J.D./M.N.O. (Nonprofit Management) and J.D./C.N.M. (Certificate of Nonprofit Management).
Faculty-Supervised Independent Research
Second- and third-year students can earn graded credit for an individual research project under the close supervision of a faculty member. This program allows students to satisfy their writing requirement while pursuing a scholarly topic of interest.
LL.M./United States and Global Legal Studies
Each year since its inception in 1992 approximately fifty lawyers from around the world join our law school community to study in our Master of Law (LL.M.) in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program. In addition to earning an LL.M., students may earn a certificate of concentration in international Business Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property and Public International Law.