Stetson University launches joint degree program in advocacy

Starting spring 2015, Stetson University College of Law will offer the opportunity for students to earn both a J.D. and LL.M. degree in advocacy in a total of seven semesters, one semester less than it would take to earn both degrees separately.

The Florida based law school’s new program will apply 12 hours of J.D. courses towards the LL.M. degree. Students must also complete an additional 12 hours of LL.M. coursework. This will allow students to earn their LL.M. degree in six months rather than twelve.

“This innovative new program allows Stetson to build on our strengths as America’s top-ranked law school for advocacy, offers students a focused learning environment to further develop skills that lawyers use every day, and distinguishes our students in an increasingly competitive legal marketplace,” said Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. “It provides students with the opportunity to earn a second degree within a shorter time and with less expense than the traditional path for obtaining these two degrees.”

 Stetson University offers other joint degree programs including a J.D. and M.B.A. program in addition to a J.D. and M.P.H. program.