J.D./M.S.I.S. Combined Degree Program
The J.D./M.S.I.S. Combined Degree Program is designed to permit students interested in obtaining both the J.D. degree and the M.S.I.S. degree to complete both degrees in less time than if they were earned independently. This can be accomplished because certain course work taken at the School of Law can be transferred for credit toward the MSIS degree, and, conversely, certain course work taken in the M.S.I.S. program at the Leavey School of Business can be transferred toward the J.D. Degree.
The J.D./M.S.I.S. degree allows students to develop a deep technological understanding of the legal issues in the Information Technology industry and to learn how to use technology effectively in a law practice. The joint degree may be especially useful for:
- in-house lawyers for technology companies
- lawyers representing computer software and hardware companies in technology license agreements or in litigation
- information security lawyers
- litigators who plan to develop expertise in complex e-discovery
To participate in the J.D./M.S.I.S. Program, students must first be admitted to the School of Law. During the first year of the J.D. Program, students apply to the M.S.I.S. Program, following the regular MSIS admissions procedures, including taking the GMAT or GRE. Students must be in good standing in the Law School to be considered for admission into the M.S.I.S. program.