The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is the new home for the international Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, a product of the International Bar Association. Law students will now oversee the editing and publication of the leading refereed journal in the field of energy and natural resources law.
To provide a broader legal education to both lawyers and non-lawyers, Emory University School of Law launched a new Juris Master degree program for professionals, graduate students and select undergraduates.
Students can wrap up the 24-credit master's degree in one year or on a part-time basis in no more than four years.
In response to the push to go green, John Marshall Law School in Chicago launched a new certificate in sustainability law.
Offered through its center for real estate law, the new program allows J.D. students to center their sights on the hot topic of sustainability and its increasing importance in real estate, transactional and regulatory work.
New York Law School students will soon be able to get a joint degree in law and a master's in mental disability law studies in four years, instead of five.
In May 2010, NYLS teamed up with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a college within the City University of New York located nearly five miles north in Manhattan. Starting next fall, the schools will offer the joint degree together.
The Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis wants to test its students to the limit by adding a joint law and medical degree program to its curriculum this semester.
Offered by the law school in partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the degree can be wrapped up in just six years, as opposed to the common seven-year time frame.
While some schools across the U.S. require the student to start medical school first, Indiana is giving the students the option of matriculating into the program by either starting law school or medical school first.
Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law launched a new LLM program overseas that gives students the skills to build the rule of law in developing countries around the world.
The one-year academic program, located at its John Felice Rome Center in Italy, currently consists of 25 students who mostly hail from economically unstable countries. Some are recent law school graduates interested in public service and human rights, while others have an extensive resume in rule of law initiatives from their respective countries.
The University of Georgia School of Law is letting a group of its students live and work in the nation’s capitol for a semester.
The Athens, Ga. school will debut the real world program to a group of 15 students this spring. UGA is following other law schools, like Albany Law School of New York, that take advantage of D.C.’s countless learning opportunities by offering students the chance to study there for a semester.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is offering a joint JD/MBA degree with the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at University of New Hampshire. It is the first of several planned dual degree programs that will be available to students as a result of the 2010 affiliation agreement through which Franklin Pierce Law Center became the UNH School of Law.
Brooklyn Law School recently announced the formation of the Trade Secrets Institute, a project to provide high-quality objective coverage of important trade secrets cases, legislation and regulation from around the world.
The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will offer two new options for students looking to specialize their study of law in a particular practice area.
The school announced this week that it will offer a J.D. certificate for specialization in health law. As a result of student interest, as well as a growing need for health law specialists, the school created the new program.