General Information |
Admission Information |
Financial Aid Information |
Degree Programs | Academic Regulations | Student Activities and Awards
Annual Law School Awards and Honors | Course Descriptions | Faculty
J.D. Degree |
Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical
Combined Degree Programs | J.D.-M.A. in Bioethics | J.D.-M.A. in Economics | J.D.-M.A. in English
J.D.-M.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs | J.D.-M.A. in History | J.D.-M.A. in Philosophy
J.D.-M.A. in Sociology | External Combined Degree Programs in Public International Law
J.D.-M.B.A. Program | J.D.-M.P. Program | J.D.-M.S. in Accounting Program
Specialization in Oceans Law and Policy Exceptionally qualified students with proven interests in the field, who are otherwise qualified for the regular LL.M., may be admitted to the LL.M. program with specialization in oceans law and policy. The program, administered by the Chair of the Law School Graduate Program and the Director of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, requires the student to complete 30 credits, at least 15 of which must be B or better, as well as fulfill a 12-week externship, normally in Washington, D.C., to be completed in the summer following the second semester in residency.
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science is conferred upon students who, having been admitted to candidacy, have:
The dissertation required for the degree may be submitted and the oral examination held at any time within five years after the completion of the required period of residency. This period may be extended at the discretion of the graduate committee on showing of cause in writing to the committee.
Master of Laws in the Judicial Process This LL.M. degree program was inaugurated by the Law School in 1980 as a special graduate program designed for American appellate judges. The program requires attendance at two resident summer sessions of six weeks each and the submission of a thesis.
A class is admitted to the program only once every three years. The present class enrolled in the summer of 1996 and the next class enrolls in the summer of 1999. Priority in admission is given to judges of the federal and state appellate courts, although trial judges will be considered for admission.
Additional information may be obtained from the Director, Graduate Program for Judges, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
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