School of Law student Michael Dolphin poses for a photo for the Witness Stand section of St. Thomas Lawyer magazine outside of the School of Law in Minneapolis.Juris Doctor

Taught by some of the best professors in America, our J.D. program combines practical skills, theoretical knowledge and comprehensive mentoring with a unique mission focused on social justice, professional ethics and faith. This is a full-time, three-year program.

Part-Time J.D.

Reap all the benefits of our traditional J.D. program on a schedule that fits your lifestyle. A new option for UST School of Law students as of fall 2015, the part-time J.D. program allows you to earn your law degree in four or five years. ABA acquiescence for this program is pending, but is expected to be approved for the class entering in fall 2015. 

Master's in Organizational Ethics & Compliance

If you're looking for a graduate-level program to help you advance in one of the most important and influential fields of business today, our pioneering master's in Organizational Ethics & Compliance is a bold choice. Enter this program with a bachelor's degree, and leave with a career built for impact.

LL.M. in Organizational Ethics & Compliance

Are you a lawyer who wants to take your compliance career to the next level? Our LL.M. in Organizational Ethics & Compliance will give you a deeper understanding of how compliance work fits within a broader vision of corporate responsibility and the common good. This program can be taken on a full- or part-time basis, and completed in one or two years. 

LL.M. in U.S. Law

If you already hold a law degree from another country, an LL.M. in U.S. Law from the School of Law will help you succeed in international legal practice by teaching you American law, with a focus on business law and an opportunity to experience the American legal system from the inside. This is a full-time, one-year program.

Joint & Dual Degrees

The School of Law offers one dual degree program and four joint degree programs, all designed to help expand your view of the world and diversify your career opportunities. By combining courses of two degrees into one program, you are able to earn two advanced degrees in less time.

Degree Academic Partner Area of Joint Study
J.D./LL.M. School of Law Organizational Ethics & Compliance
J.D./M.B.A. Opus College of Business Business Administration
J.D./M.A. College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling Public Policy & Leadership
J.D./M.S.W. School of Social Work Social Work
J.D./M.A. Center for Catholic Studies  Catholic Studies