2022-2023 WCL Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 WCL Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LL.M/MPA in Master of Laws and Public Administration

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The dual degree program in law and public administration is designed for students interested in examining the integral relationship of law to public administration and management. The program is especially attractive to attorneys who seek to practice and innovate in the political, governmental, and not-for-profit realms. This dual degree program provides a broad theoretical grounding in public administration and management as well as a practical education in the analysis and implementation of policy and laws at all levels of government.

Application. Candidates for the dual degree program must qualify for admission to the LL.M and MPA programs. The School of Public Affairs accepts LSAT scores in place of the GRE scores normally required for admission. For entering LL.M students, applications for this program are first reviewed and acted upon by the law school. Upon admission to the law school, the application is forwarded directly to the School of Public Affairs for their review and decision. 

Dual Degree Requirements

Master of Laws and Public Administration: LL.M/MPA. Students must satisfy all requirements for the LL.M at WCL and all requirements for the Master of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs. Students must complete successfully 18 semester hours of law courses and 24 semester hours of MPA courses. Of the MPA courses, six semester credits approved by the law school will be applied to the LL.M degree for a total of 24 credits for the LL.M degree. Up to 18 credit hours in law school courses may be credited toward the MPA requirements upon approval by the School of Public Affairs. One of the law school’s administrative law courses approved by the LL.M Program must be completed satisfactorily to fulfill the MPA’s core requirements.

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