J.D./M.B.A.

The joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program is designed for students interested in developing their business acumen as well as understanding the legal framework in which markets operate. It compresses a five-year program of study into four years by allowing some elective courses to count toward each program’s graduation requirements. Students may begin the program in the fall semester only.  More information can be found here also.

Joint Degree Sample Plan

First Year (Law)

SEMESTER ONESEMESTER TWO

Civil Procedure 
Contracts
Torts
Lawyering Skills I
Foundations

16 total credits

Property
Criminal Law
Constitutional Law
Lawyering Skills II
Foundations

15 total credits


Second Year (MBA)

SEMESTER ONEJ-TERMSEMESTER TWO

Marketing Management
Management of Organizational Behavior
Financial Accounting
Statistics for Business Decision Making
Economics of Organization and Mgmt
Leader Development Lab (2 credits)
Applied Communication Lab (1 credit)

18 total credits

Study Abroad Course

or

Global Elective

3 total credits

Financial Management
Innovation (1.5 credits)
Operations Management
Applied Business Research
MBA Elective Course
Applied Communications Labs (2 credits)

15.5 total credits


Third Year (Combined)

SEMESTER ONESEMESTER TWO

Law
Mentor Externship

MBA
Ethics and Business Law
Ethics Lab (1 credit)
Strategic Management
Applied Leadership Lab (1 credit)
MBA Elective Course

11 MBA credits

Law
Mentor Externship
Law Elective 
Law Elective

16-19 Law credits total for the third-year; split according to student registrations

SEMESTER ONE OR TWO

Lawyering Skills III
Professional Responsibility
Business Associations
Law Elective


Fourth Year (Law)

SEMESTER ONESEMESTER TWO

Mentor Externship
Law Elective
Law Elective
Law Elective
Law Elective

15 total credits

Mentor Externship
Law Elective
Law Elective
Law Elective

14 total credits

SEMESTER ONE OR TWO

Evidence (3 credits)