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MJ Degree Requirements

The MJ is a 30-credit hour degree program that can be completed in one and a half years of full-time study or in up to four years of part-time study. MJ students choose courses directly from the College of Law’s extensive curriculum. 

MJ students with significant, relevant work experience may apply for a waiver of up to six credit hours, for a total degree requirement of 24 credit hours.  Students must be able to demonstrate substantial professional experience of at least 12 months' duration in a relevant field of interest to qualify.

At the time of application MJ students select a specialized course of legal study, and upon completion of the program they earn a concentration in the selected area, which is designated on their final transcript.

Course Requirements

Concentration Requirements

​Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Art and Cultural Heritage Law; Aviation Law; Business Law and Taxation; Child and Family Law; Criminal Law; Health Care Compliance; Health Law; Intellectual Property (IP) Law; Intellectual Property (IP) Law with Information Technology Law Specialty; Intellectual Property (IP) Law with Patent Law Specialty; International and Comparative Law; and Public Interest Law.


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