UW News

November 4, 2014

Two new degrees coming from UW School of Law

UW News

The University of Washington School of Law is introducing two new programs to expand its degree offerings and provide more options for students.

Beginning in January 2015, the school will offer an accelerated Juris Doctor/Master’s in Business Administration program that will enable students to earn degrees from the school the Foster School of Business in four years. Students will be encouraged to start the master’s courses in their first year and their doctorate curriculum in the second year. In the third and fourth years, they will take other required courses in international business, finance and tax law and other areas.

Also, beginning in the fall of 2015, the law school will offer the Master of Jurisprudence, a one-year program intended for nonlawyers who wish to advance their careers with a year of legal studies and training.

Students seeking this degree will fit several different profiles: undergraduates near graduation seeking to improve their career credentials, students in other graduate programs looking to benefit from a concurrent degree opportunity, early- to mid-level professionals working in targeted industries in which legal issues frequently arise, professionals seeking a career change, and those seeking lifelong learning opportunities.