Designed to be one of the broadest programs of its kind, the Law and Graduate Studies program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) allows enormous latitude and options – giving students a chance to combine law with graduate research degrees in such areas as humanities, social sciences, life sciences, information and computer sciences, physical sciences and engineering, or with graduate professional degrees in business, urban planning, education, and public health.
PLGS was created to promote interdisciplinary study of law while also enabling students to obtain both a J.D. and an M.A., M.B.A., M.S. or Ph.D. in less time than would be required to earn both degrees separately. The normative time for completion of the program is four years for J.D./Master's and J.D./M.B.A. and seven years for J.D./Ph.D. combinations.
Who Should Apply
Highly qualified students interested in combining the study of law with graduate research and/or professional qualifications in cognate disciplines are invited to explore PLGS. The program is well-suited to students interested in professional or academic careers focused on the interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary study of law and legal institutions, policy analysis, and/or applied research in law-related fields, such as:
- Criminal justice and criminology
- Urban planning
- Environmental protection
- Human rights
- Intellectual property
- American Law
- Research, Analysis, and Writing in American Law
- Professional Responsibility, Globalization, and the Legal Profession in the United States
- Constitutional Law
- Common Law Analysis: Contracts
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Public Law Legal Studies View 141 other Masters in Civil & Private Law in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Personal Statement (750-word limit)
- “Why UCI Law” Statement (750-word limit)
- Current Resumé
- Character and Fitness/Conduct information, if applicable
- Optional Statements may be a Diversity Statement, LSAT Addendum, and/or GPA Addendum.
International33619 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 12 months.
National33619 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State18517 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18517 USD per year during 12 months.
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