Joint J.D. and LL.M. degrees
The joint J.D./LL.M. degree program allows students to earn both a J.D. and LL.M. in only seven semesters, rather than the eight semesters that would usually be required for a full-time student to complete both a J.D. degree (in three years) and an LL.M. degree (in one year). Wayne Law offers LL.M. degrees as part of the joint program in corporate and finance law, labor and employment law, and taxation.
Interested students may apply to the joint program after completing their first year but before entering their third year (or upon completion of equivalent credits for part-time students). Joint degree students will earn their J.D. degree typically upon completion of their third year of full-time study (or upon completion of equivalent credits, if part-time). Upon completion of the J.D. degree, a joint degree student should be able to complete the requirements for the LL.M. degree with only one additional semester of full-time study, although a student may extend that in order to complete the required LL.M. master's thesis or if the student decides to complete the remaining requirements on a part-time basis.
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