Juris Master Degree Program

Core Curriculum for All Concentrations:

To earn a Juris Master (JM) Degree, students must complete 30 hours of coursework. Degree candidates have 15 credits of required core curriculum, and then 15 or more credits from one of six concentration areas: (1) Criminal Justice; (2) Financial & Commercial Services; (3) Government Contracts & Regulation; (4) Employment & Labor Relations; (5) Intellectual Property & Technology; and (6) National Security, Cybersecurity & Information Privacy.

Core Curriculum for All Concentration (15 Credits)

  • Introduction to US Law for JM Students (3 credits)
  • Legal Research & Writing for JM Students (2 credits)
    • *Focus on statutes, regulations, secondary sources
    • *Focus on publicly accessible materials
    • *Assignments stress skills acquisition & the ability to write memos
    • (1) to the attorneys to interact effectively
    • (2) to the non-attorney to flag an issue & explain an aspect of law
  • Economics for Lawyers (2 credits)
  • Contracts for JM Students (4 credits)
  • Capstone 1: (2 credits)
    • *how to select a topic
    • *how to research a topic
    • *how to outline
    • *how to draft & edit
    • *academic ethics
    • *how to present
    • *will include a proposal requirement
  • Capstone 2: (2 credits)
    • *research, draft, edit project
    • *oral presentation of project

Concentration Curricula (30 Total Credits)

  • Criminal Justice
  • Financial & Commercial Services
  • Government Contracts & Regulations
  • Employment & Labor Relations
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • National Security, Cybersecurity, & Information Privacy

Sample Schedule: Fall and Spring Starts, as Follows:

Semester 1Credits
Introduction to US Law for JM Students 3
Economics for Lawyers 2
Legal Research & Writing for JM Students 2
Total 7
   
Semester 2 
Contracts for JM Students 4
Elective Concentration Course 2 or 3
Capstone I 2
Total 8 to 9
   
Semester 3 
Elective Concentration Courses 6 to 8
Total 6 to 8
   
Semester 4 
Elective Concentration Courses 5 to 7
Capstone II 2
Elective Concentration Courses 7 to 9

Concentration Electives

Criminal Justice

Law 106 Criminal Law 3 credits
Law 389 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication 2-3 credits
Law 206 Criminal Procedure: Investigation 3 credits
Law 222 Evidence 3-4 credits
Law 212 Family Law 3 credits
Law 235 Immigration Law 3 credits
Law 419 Prosecuting Terrorism & Cases Involving National Security Seminar 2 credits
Law 641 Surveillance Law Seminar 2 credits

Employment & Labor Relations

Law 169 Accounting & Financial Concepts for Lawyers 2 credits
Law 116 Administrative Law 3 credits
Law 348 Alternative Dispute Resolution 2 credits
Law 172 Business Associations 4 credits
Law 639 Disability Law Seminar 2 credits
Law 210 Discrimination in Employment 2-3 credits
Law 365 Employment Law 2 credits
Law 352 ERISA Law 2 credits
Law 232 Healthcare Compliance 3 credits
Law 256 Labor Law 2-3 credits
Law 279 Mediation 2-3 credits
Law 303 Negotiation & Legal Settlement 3 credits

Financial & Commercial Services

Law 169 Accounting & Financial Concepts 3 credits
Law 116 Administrative Law 3 credits
Law 156 Antitrust I: Principles 3 credits
Law 240 Banking Law 3 credits
Law 167 Bankruptcy 3 credits
Law 454 Bankruptcy Reorganization Seminar 2 credits
Law 172 Business Associations 4 credits
Law 176 Commercial Paper 3 credits
Law 194 Corporate Acquisitions 2 credits
Law 135 Corporate Finance 3 credits
Law 197 Financial Theory 3 credits
Law 693 International Finance & Regulation Seminar 2 credits
Law 253 International Trade Law [& Regulations] 3 credits
Law 295 Real Estate Finance 2 credits
Law 322 Secured Finance 3 credits
Law 317 Securities Law & Regulation 3 credits
Law 339 Unincorporated Business Entities 2 credits

Government Contracts & Regulation

Law 116 Administrative Law 3 credits
Law 172 Business Associations 4 credits
Law 218 Environmental Law 3 credits
Law 651 Federal Budget Law Seminar 2 credits
Law 230 Government Contracts 2 credits
Law 232 Healthcare Compliance 3 credits
Law 255 International Environmental Law 2 credits
Law 289 Perspectives on Regulation 2-3 credits
Law 104 Property 4 credits
Law 315 Regulated Industries 2 credits
Law 314 Remedies 3 credits
Law 021 WIPO-CPIP Intellectual Property Program 3 credits

Intellectual Property & Technology

Law 191 Copyright Law 3 credits
Law 181 Communications Law 3 credits
Law 428 Global Antitrust & IP Law Seminar 2 credits
Law 432 Intellectual Property & Antitrust Seminar 2 credits
Law 418 International Intellectual Property & Policy Seminar 2 credits
Law 286 Patent Know-How & Licensing 2 credits
Law 338 Patent Law 4 credits
Law 284 Patent Law I 2 credits
Law 292 Patent II 2 credits
Law 306 Patent Office Litigation 2 credits
Law 243 Privacy & Information Security 2 credits
Law 104 Property 4 credits
Law 327 Trademark Law 2-3 credits
Law 347 Trade Secrets Law 1-3 credits
Law 021 WIPO-CPIP Intellectual Property Program 3 credits

National Security, Cybersecurity & Information Privacy

Law 121 Constitutional Law I 4 credits
Law 158 Constitutional Law II: The 14th Amendment 2-3 credits
Law 106 Criminal Law 3 credits
Law 416 Cybersecurity Law Seminar 2 credits
Law 488 Digital Information Policy Seminar 2 credits
Law 497 Emerging Law of Internet Privacy Seminar 2 credits
Law 426 Homeland Security Law Seminar 2 credits
Law 235 Immigration Law 3 credits
Law 422 Immigration Policy Seminar 2 credits
Law 492 Intelligence Law Seminar 2 credits
Law 384 National Security Law 3 credits
Law 243 Privacy & Information Security Law 2 credits
Law 419 Prosecuting Terrorism & Cases Involving National Security Seminar 2 credits
Law 641 Surveillance Law Seminar 2 credits