ABOUT THE M.J. PROGRAM
The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program is designed for non-lawyers who seek a deeper knowledge of law to respond to legal issues in their professional life. Students interested in careers with a law-related dimension will build a practical and marketable knowledge base of law, enhancing their qualifications in many different professional arenas.
AREAS OF FOCUS OR CONCENTRATION FOR MJ STUDENTS
- Employment and Human Resources Law
- Environmental Regulation
- Health Law
- Indigenous Rights
- Individually Tailored Program
- Intellectual Property Management
- Sustainable International Development Law (main track)
- Tax Law
- Technology Law
With only four requirements—three required courses, along with a major research and writing project—students are able to personalize their studies. Our M.J. program faculty and staff work with each student to create a customized plan of study. You’ll also be able to reach outside the law school to find relevant courses in other schools. For those working while in the M.J. program, the part-time option and morning or late afternoon courses allow students to balance career, study and involvement in the law school community. Students can participate in experiential learning, taking advantage of the region’s many cutting-edge businesses or non-profits to complete an externship.
Students have access to some of the brightest minds in the world. Members of our faculty are distinguished scholars, leaders in their fields, respected practitioners and dedicated educators. Our faculty members are committed to inspired teaching and helping you reach your professional goals. Virtually all of the courses in the upper division curriculum are available to M.J. students, and the opportunity to learn from the entire law faculty.
STRONG CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING
Along with fellow M.J.s, in most courses you’ll sit next to J.D., LL.M. and graduate students from other schools and learn from the experience each person brings. Joining the UW School of Law community also brings connections with alumni and faculty, as well as the benefits of a larger university network in a vibrant cultural epicenter.
Upon admission, each student will be counseled by the MJ program director and assigned a faculty mentor who aligns with their academic interests. The graduate program administrator, MJ program manager and staff will provide administrative and support services for the MJ program and assist the students in accessing additional career counseling opportunities. Student and Career Services at UW Law provides guidance, coaching and support for students embarking on their careers. For additional information, please visit Student and Career Services.