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J.D./M.B.A. Program Requirements

J.D./M.B.A. Program Requirements

Maurice A. Deane School of Law Requirements

The program requirements for fulfillment of the law section of the curriculum are as follows:

  • Pass all first-year courses
  • Pass Constitutional Law I and II
  • Pass Evidence
  • Complete a professional responsibility requirement by passing either Lawyers’ Ethics; Lawyers’ Ethics Seminar; Ethics and Economics of Law Practice; or Legal Ethics and Malpractice
  • Successfully complete the two upper-class writing requirements (Writing Requirement I and Writing Requirement II)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.2
  • Complete the 6-credit Experiential Requirement
  • Pass Foundational Lawyering Skills
  • Complete additional law or other approved credits to a minimum of 87 credit-hours [which includes the 9 credits of approved coursework at the Zarb School of Business accepted by the Law School

The Law School will accept up to a total of 9 credits of approved coursework from the M.B.A. program toward the J.D. degree. The Law School Registrar (Office of Academic Records) maintains a list of such approved courses. Further, in order for the Zarb School credits to be accepted by the Law School toward the 87 required credit-hours, (1) the student must receive at least a C+ in the course, and (2) the student must complete the J.D./M.B.A. curriculum and receive the M.B.A. degree. No grades received in Zarb courses will be counted in the student’s Law School GPA.

Frank G. Zarb School of Business Requirements

The program requirements for fulfillment of the business section of the curriculum are broken down into five different components:

  • Component I: Residency Requirements, No credit
  • Component II: Core Competencies, 2-6 credits
  • Component III: Advanced Core, 24 credits
  • Component IV: The Major Concentrations, 6 credits
  • Component V: Capstone, 3 credits

The Zarb School of Business will accept up to 9 credits of approved coursework from the J.D. program toward the M.B.A. degree. Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Associate Dean, Business Graduate Education maintains a list of such approved courses. Further, in order for the Law School credits to be accepted by the Zarb School toward the required credit-hours for the M.B.A, (1) the student must receive at least a C in the course, and (2) the student must complete the J.D./M.B.A. curriculum and receive the J.D. degree.

No grades received in Law School courses will be counted in the student’s Zarb School GPA. Due to the content of the core competency courses in the Zarb School, students who have undergraduate business degrees will have different plans of study than students who do not.