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Curriculum

J.D./M.A. Comparative Law and Education

Degree Requirements

To complete the J.D./M.A. program, students must complete 65 Law credit hours plus 25 Education credit hours for a total of 90 credit hours. The J.D. and M.A. degrees are awarded concurrently upon the successful completion of degree requirements for both programs.

While this dual degree program has prescribed courses with a prescribed sequence, each follows the university's regular program.  All program requirements apply for each area as well as each school's broader policies and procedures.

Responsible conduct in research and scholarship

The following curriculum is tentative; we anticipate some adjustments as faculty availability permits - especially in regard to the third year offerings.

First Year 

Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS
LAW 110
Civil Procedure

LAW 150
Property

LAW 160
Torts

LAW 190
Legal Writing





Total

4


4


4


2






14
LAW 120
Constitutional Law

LAW 130
Contracts

LAW 140
Criminal Law

LAW 194
Legal Writing

RMTD 400
Research Methods


Total

4


4


3


2


3


16



Second Year

Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS Summer Semester HRS
LAW 371
International Business Transactions

LAW 172
Comparative Law

LAW 221
Administrative Law

LAW 410
Advocacy

ELPS 420
Philosophy of Education

ELPS 455
Comparative Education

 




Total
3


2


3


2


3


3



 
 


16
LAW 210
Evidence
or
LAW 270
Business Organizations

LAW 372
International Law & Practice

ELPS 410
Sociology of Education

LAW 461
Education Law & Policy

LAW 608
Juvenile Justice Seminar


Total


4




3



3



3



2




15
ELPS 565 *
International
Education Internship

LAW 581
International Law Externship

















Total
4



2



















6



* Prospective Internship Organizations (not exhaustive list): Human Rights State Commission of Monterrey (Mexico), Global Campaign for Education , Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Global March Against Child Labor, UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning, Right to Education Project

Third Year

Fall Semester HRS Spring Semester HRS
LAW ___ *
Professional Skills Elective

ELPS 447 **
History of Modern European Education

LAW 414
Professional Responsibility

ELPS 550
Seminar on Education & Globalization

LAW 606
Child Law Legislation



Total
2


3


3


3


3



14
LAW 238
Comparative Law Seminar

LAW 289
Advanced Legal Research

LAW 294
International Human Rights

ELPS 456 **
Comparative Perspectives
on Education & Democratization

ELPS 595
Thesis Supervision


Total
3


1


3


3



0


10



*   Specific course will be announced as up to 25 different law courses can fill this requirement.
** ELPS courses shown for the third year will not necessarily be taught in the semesters listed. On occasion, one or two of them may be replaced by other advanced ELPS courses.

   



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