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MA/JD Dual Degree Course Schedule

It is strongly encouraged that students begin the first semester at the School of Law.

*Note: This is a sample schedule, thus subject to change. 

Course Number Course Title Units
First Year – All classes at the School of Law
FALL SEMESTER
LWAA510 Civil Procedure 4 Required
LWAA530 Property 4 Required
LWAA520 Contracts 4 Required
LWAA545 Legal Writing and Research I 2 Required
LWAA575 Experiential Advocacy Practicum  1 Required
Total:

15 law credits

SPRING SEMESTER
LWAA515 Constitutional Law I 4 Required
LWAA540 Torts 4 Required
LWAA525 Criminal Law 4 Required
LWAA546 Legal Writing and Research II 2 Required
LWAA576 Experiential Advocacy Practicum 1 Required
Total:

15 law credits

SUMMER
Externship or possible participation in a study abroad program through the School of Law.
Second Year – All classes at the Kroc School of Peace Studies
FALL SEMESTER
PJS500 Leadership and Organization 3 Required
PJS520 The International System 3 Required
PJS Elective** 3
PJS 594 Workshop 1 Required
Total:

10 PJS credits

SPRING SEMESTER
PJS 511 Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation 3 Required
PJS 505 Peace and Conflict Analysis 3 Required
PJS 515 International Justice and Human Rights 3 Required
PJS 594 Workshop 1
PJS 594 Workshop 1
Total

11 PJS credits

INTERSESSION
PJS 593 Field-Based Practicum 3
SUMMER
Required Externship through the Kroc School of Peace Studies 0

Third Year – Hybrid classes at both the School of Law and the Kroc School of Peace Studies.

During their hybrid third and fourth years, students must complete any remaining JD requirements, including but not limited to: Professional Responsibility, upper-division written work, experiential learning, and Tax I. The timing can be determined by the student with support of their academic advisor.

FALL SEMESTER
PJS 598 Kroc School Externship 3
LWAA 590 Tax I 3 Required
LWAA 580 Professional Responsibility 3 Required
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
Total

12-13 law credits

3 PJS credits

SPRING SEMESTER
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
Total

12-13 law credits

SUMMER
Legal or Policy related Externship depending on students career goals
Fourth Year – Hybrid classes at both the School of Law and the Kroc School of Peace Studies
FALL SEMESTER
PJS 595 Peace and Justice Capstone Required
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
Total

12-13 law credits

SPRING SEMESTER
PJS 595 Peace and Justice Capstone Required
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
LWAA Elective **
Total

12-13 law credits

3 PJS credits 

* JD-MAPJ Program Course Outline is subject to change
** Electives are chosen in consultation with relevant advisors 

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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