The J.D. and History M.A. joint degree program permits students to pursue a Juris Doctorate at the School of Law and a Master of Arts in History at the Department of History. A partnership of law and history is essential to understanding past processes of effective government. It provides not only historical context but also the ability to analyze current events.
Today’s lawyers need to be deeply engaged in their clients’ needs in the public and private sectors. The history program provides skills to prepare individuals to work in government agencies, nonprofit sectors and organizations that conduct substantial business with government agencies. The joint Law and History program offers students a chance to examine law and its relationship to the larger world of social movements, economic change, politics and government in the context of studying the legal and constitutional history of the United States.