Dual JD Program

The JD/MA and JD/PhD programs are both highly interdisciplinary, focusing on issues in ethics and philosophy as they relate to law. A student must take 76 credits in law and 45 credits in philosophy to fulfill the requirements for a PhD, or 30 credits in philosophy (or 24 plus a thesis) for an MA. Up to six credits for law school courses may be double-counted for the MA and up to nine may be double-counted for the PhD, so long as the courses are shown to contribute significantly to the student's study in philosophy.

Requirements for the JD include:

  • Satisfactory completion of the upper-class legal writing requirements
  • One course in Professional Responsibility

All applications to the program may be made through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.