The main features of the program:
- 9 hours of MA course work can be applied to the JD degree
- 9 hours of JD course work can be applied toward the MA degree
- Students can complete both degrees with fewer hours than would otherwise be required to complete them separately.
MA-INR Program requirements for JD students:
- 21 hours of INR courses.
- 12 hours of required courses, including: INR 790, three of the four proseminars otherwise required (INR 538, INR 602, INR 603, and INR 604)
- 9 hours of INR electives, to include LAW 423 (INR 537), International Law
- One comprehensive exam
- 6 hours of international law courses:
- Eligible courses approved by the School of Law are as follows:
- LAW 309 Comparative Constitutional Law (2)
- LAW 319 Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar (2)
- LAW 320 Comparative Criminal Procedure (2)
- LAW 321 Conflict of Laws: The Choice-of-law Process (2/3)
- LAW 352 European Union Law (3)
- LAW 450 Immigration Customs Enforcement (3)
- LAW 370 Immigration Law (2)
- LAW 373 International Business Transactions (3)
- LAW 382 International Criminal Law (2)
- LAW 379 International Environmental Law (2)
- LAW 384 International Human Rights (2)
- LAW 423 International Law (3)
- LAW 342 International Trade Regulation (3)
- LAW 402 Law of Armed Conflict Seminar (2)
- LAW 409 National Security & Foreign Relations Law (3)
- Students must achieve a grade of C or above in such courses.
- MA students may also enroll in these courses with approval from the Professor.
J.D. Program requirements:
- 34 hours of first-year required courses
- 22 hours of upperclass required courses
- 38 hours of electives
- Up to 9 hours may come from INR courses (with a grade of B or above) INR courses are treated as nonclassroom hours, for purposes of the seven hour limit on such hours generally applicable under Academic Rule 6.8. However, a student may take an additional 3 hours of nonclassroom hours in the law school.
- Students must meet an academic residency requirement of 6 semesters of full-time enrollment (or its part-time equivalent). For this purpose, full-time enrollment requires carrying at least 10 hours of JD course work
Certificate Program in International Relations:
JD students wishing to earn a Certificate in Studies in International Relations are required to take six hours of course work chosen from the approved law school courses listed above and nine hours of course work at the 600-level or above in the INR program. The certificate program is managed by the Graduate School, and participating students must meet the admission requirements for the MA-INR program.
Students must apply separately for each program. A fast-track admissions procedure to the MA-INR program will be granted to law students who have completed the first year of law school and have finished in the top sixty percent of the class. These students need only submit an application form and a letter from the Law School attesting to their standing. Others applying for admission must submit a full application to the Graduate School, including GRE scores. For more information, please contact Dr. Terry Clark, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in International Relations.