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

LL.M/MPP in Master of Laws and Public Policy

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The dual degree program in law and public policy is designed for students interested in examining the integral relationship of law to public policy. The program is especially attractive to attorneys who seek to practice in the political, governmental, and not-for-profit realms. This dual degree program provides a broad theoretical grounding in policy analysis, program evaluation, and successful policy implementation and provides attorneys with the necessary skills to creatively address the political, financial, organizational, legal, ethical, and constitutional challenges inherent in developing and delivering sound public policies.

Application. Candidates for the dual degree program must qualify for admission to the LL.M and MPP 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 ttheir review and decision. 

Dual Degree Requirements

Master of Laws and Public Policy: LL.M/MPP. Students must satisfy all requirements for the LL.M at WCL and all requirements for the Master of Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs. Students must successfully complete 18 semester hours of law courses and 27 semester hours of MPP courses. Of the MPP 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 15 credit hours in law school courses may be credited toward the MPP requirements upon approval by the School of Public Affairs. To receive the full 15 credit hours, students must test out of PUAD-601 Methods of Problem Solving I. 

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