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Master of Jurisprudence (MJ)

DePaul’s Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) program is specifically designed for professionals who do not seek to practice law, but who regularly encounter legal issues in their work and/or would benefit from specialized legal knowledge.

In the MJ program, you gain both general and concentrated legal training related to your area of interest. You learn the process of legal analysis by examining cases, laws and regulations. You develop the ability to conduct effective and relevant legal research as well as to communicate clearly and analytically. You also learn how to think critically about legal issues and correctly apply current legal authority.

As an MJ graduate, you will stand out as a professional who can effectively and comfortably communicate with legal counsel, and who can assess the needs of the organization as the laws and regulations evolve in your profession.

The MJ program offers specialized legal training that will benefit a variety of professionals, including:

  • Doctors, nurses, public health workers and other health care administrators
  • Patent and trademark assistants, engineers and other technology-related professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Contract analysts
  • Business executives, supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs
  • Risk and quality assurance managers
  • Financial and estate planners and other investment advisors
  • Tax specialists, accountants and CPAs
  • Policy makers, lobbyists and government regulators
  • Nonprofit professionals
  • Development officers
  • Journalists
  • Art market professionals
  • Librarians and educators
  • Museum professionals
  • Real estate professionals
  • Human resource and employee benefits professionals
  • Mediators and labor and employment negotiators
  • Police officers, social workers and psychologists