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Joint JD/LLM Program

The Joint JD/LLM Program is an opportunity for JD students to set themselves apart, develop an expertise in an area of law, and make themselves more marketable in a chosen field of practice. Making the decision now can save you time and money. This option provides existing JD students with the opportunity to:

  • Complete JD and LLM degrees at the same time
  • Obtain two (2) degrees in a shorter amount of time – on average one additional semester instead of 1 full-time year
  • Incur Less cost – on average 15 credit hours instead of 24; also some credits can be completed under the JD credit hour rate
  • Earn JD/LLM after the completion of 105 credit hours (separately JD/90 credit hours, LLM/24 credit hours = 114)

You can learn more about the Joint JD/LL.M. Program and information on the LL.M. specialty areas by viewing a recent informational session and panel discussion, click HERE. To view the PPT slide information only, please click HERE. See recording from the 9/17/2020 Information Session HERE and PPT slides HERE.

Students in the J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree program earn J.D. and LL.M. degrees upon the completion of 105 credits. The J.D. and the LL.M. degrees are awarded at the same time. *

Each LL.M. program requires the completion of a specific number of specialty-specific credits:

  • Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (15 credits of EENR coursework)
  • Health Law (18 credits of health law coursework to include Advanced Health Law-5108)
  • Intellectual Property & Information Law (15 credits of IPIL coursework)
  • International Law (15 credits of international law coursework)
  • Tax Law (18 credits of tax law coursework, including Tax Research-5151 and Tax Ethics-5288, plus Federal Income Tax-5459. The four-credit Federal Income Tax course does not count toward the required 18 credits of tax coursework.)


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