Gain an edge in today’s market with a M.J.: a nine month degree from the UW School of Law

Information Session at Wm. Gates Hall, Thurs., Jan. 18th 2018 in Rm 116

The University of Washington School of Law has a Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) graduate program that is designed for new or recent college graduates, graduate students, and working professionals. Full-time students can complete the degree in nine months; part-time students can schedule their classes over time to accommodate a job or other obligation.

M.J. students gain marketable skills by receiving a basic education in the law and specialized knowledge in one of eight concentration tracks. Students may also craft a customized schedule in their particular area of interest with the assistance of program professors and staff.  A hallmark of our M.J. program is that it can prepare students to work in an area where an ability to access and apply the law may be essential, but a law degree is not necessary. It is very practical in this regard.

All businesses and industries are regulated. Many have heavy legal regulatory and compliance burdens as well as legal policy work. The M. J. program can prepare you for positions in any of the following fields: employment and human resources, environmental regulation, technology law, intellectual property management, health law, tax law, sustainable international development, and in a variety of business and social justice settings. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping each student create a class schedule to fit their professional and academic needs.

The M.J. program includes three foundational courses in U.S. law, legal research, and legal writing. They are scheduled in the late afternoon to accommodate the needs of working students.  M.J. students also write one 30-35 page paper on a legal area of interest before they graduate. Students select all of the rest of their classes from the law school curriculum. The courses are taught by law school professors and adjuncts and M.J. students attend classes with UW law students.

For more information, see: and come to the Information Session on Thursday, January 16th at 6 pm in Room 116 in William Gates Hall.


By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey