Comparative Jurisprudence

Mercer University

39484 USD/year
39484 USD/year
39484 USD/year
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The Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) degree in International Business and Trade Law at Mercer University School of Law is a distinctive program designed to give foreign lawyers both academic and practical training.


The program features:
  • One-year course of study on Mercer’s Atlanta and Macon Campuses (June - May)
  • Certificate in English Language Training
  • Academic and practical training with an emphasis on international business and trade law
  • Option to participate in an Externship in Atlanta with a commercial business, law firm, or government agency
Mercer Law School was founded in 1873 and is one of the oldest law schools in the United States. With locations in Atlanta, Macon (just 80 miles south of Atlanta), and Savannah, the University enrolls more than 8,500 students in 12 schools and colleges. Mercer Law School has approximately 400 J.D. students enrolled and offers many connections to International Law companies and firms, such as King & Spadling, Bryan Cave, Coca-Cola, and the Georgia Ports Authority. Additionally, the Law School regularly hosts an International Trade Law symposium with noted experts from around the country speaking on current trends in international trade and business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Discourse & Communication in English 
  • Common Law Contracts
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade Law
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Culture
  • Introduction to Legal English

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé (which should include, where applicable: education, work experience, scholastic honors, and publications).
  • Typed statement of no more than three pages explaining why the study of law is important to your professional growth and development.
  • One confidential letter of reference from persons having knowledge of your academic ability and/or professional promise, mailed or emailed directly by the writers.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS report (if English is not your primary language).  Submit test results to Mercer Law School, MCJ Program, Admission’s Office.
  • Official university transcript(s) translated to English.

Tuition Fee

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    39484 USD/year
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Comparative Jurisprudence
Mercer University