20 most unique joint degree programs

There are hundreds of joint degree options at law schools across the U.S., with subjects that range from the JD/MBA to the more uncommon like law library sciences.

We scoured the list of options to identify the 20 most unique and interesting offerings. Most are the only program in their subject matter, and those that are not are unique in other ways. We narrowed our list down to the programs that were the most interesting to show the breadth of joint degree offerings.

We also limited our list to J.D. and non-legal graduate degrees. But there is a growing trend to offer J.D. and LL.M. programs. 

Here is the short list in alphabetical order by topic:

Law and Afro-American Studies (JD/MA)
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Graduates of the program will be equipped to practice law with a fuller understanding of its intersections with the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of the African-American experience.

Law and Agricultural Economics (JD/MS)
Drake Law School

Law and Art History and Museum Studies (JD/MA)
The Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Prepare for legal work at a museum or practice similar antiquities law.

Law and Bioengineering (JD/MS,PhD)
Stanford University Law
Study in the birthplace of biotech and a hub of the med-tech industry.

Master’s in Bioethics (MBE)
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
A multidisciplinary program grounded in an obligation to foster justice in providing care and conducting research.

Law & Conflict Analysis Resolution (JD/MS)
Nova Southeastern University

Law and Cultural Foundations of Education with an Optional Certificate in Disability Studies (JD/MS)
Syracuse University College of Law
Prepares students to play leadership roles in the field of disability law and policy.

Law and Divinity (JD/MDiv)
Wake Forest University
Prepares students for a career in law or divinity.

Law and Environmental Science Management (JD/MS)
Duquesne University School of Law

Law and Film and Television Producing (JD/MFA)
Chapman University
Emphasis on the legal aspects of film and television producing.

Government, Organization and Leadership (JD/MS)
Creighton University
Prepares students for leadership positions with government entities and the organizations that work closely with them.

Law and Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Recognizes the unique status of the Native Hawaiian people.

J.D./Master of Historic Preservation (J.D./M.H.P.)
University of Georgia School of Law
Conservation and management of historic resources in both the built and natural environments. 

Law and International Business Transactions (JD/LLM)
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Law and Marine Policy (JD/MMP)
Widener Law
Combines legal training with specific studies of marine policy involving coastal zones and the world's oceans.

Law and Nonprofit Management (JD/MNM)
University of Oregon School of Law

Law and Organizational Ethics and Compliance (JD/LLM)
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Helps students develop skills in one of the most important and influential fields of business today.

 Law and Pharmacy (JD/PharmD)
SUNY Buffalo Law
Biotechnology, intellectual property and the pharmaceutical industry.

Law And Sports Administration (JD/MSAL)
Seattle University
Sports administration and leadership

Law and Trust and Wealth Management (JD/MTWM)
Campbell University

 

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