Dual Degree Master of Arts and Juris Doctor
The dual degree M.A./J.D. program in law and Latin American and Caribbean studies provides training in foreign cultures to prepare law students for international careers and for dealing with Latin American and Caribbean businesses and clients in the United States. In-depth knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean history, politics, society, and political economy adds a valuable intellectual dimension to the training of law students who plan to practice international private and public law or corporate law for foreign clients. The M.A./J.D. program requires a total of 94 points for the two degrees and can be completed in three to four years. The School of Law required 83 points of study for the J.D. However, in the dual M.A./J.D. degree, 12 points for courses taken at GSAS can be applied to this requirement. The requirements for the M.A. are as above, but 8 points for courses taken in the School of Law can be applied in place of elective courses.