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Comparative Jurisprudence, M.C.J.

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Macon, GA, United States
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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    36960 USD/year
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    36960 USD/year
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  • In-State

    36960 USD/year
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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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