What is a Dual Law Degree?
A dual law degree (also known as a joint law degree) combines a J.D., MLS, or LL.M. degree with another program. By completing the coursework for both programs concurrently, students can potentially save time and money. Dual degree programs also allow a student to widen their fields of expertise, which may make it easier for them to find a job after graduating.
If you’re considering a dual degree, it’s important to know that many schools will require you to apply to both programs separately. Some programs require that you begin one before applying to another, like J.D./LL.M. joint programs. Other programs let you apply for both at the same time, like MLS/Master of Social Work dual programs.