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BYU to offer joint Juris Doctor, Master of Public Policy degree

Beginning fall semester 2008, Brigham Young University will offer a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy degree.

“There is a pronounced connection between law and public policy,” said Sven Wilson, director of BYU’s Master of Public Policy program. “Organizations in both government and the private sector are seeking people with both legal and public policy skills and training to help make new policies, improve existing public policies and enhance the lives of individuals”

In order to participate in this new four-year joint degree, students must be admitted to both programs separately. In addition to earning the required number of credits, participating students must take administrative law and five elective law school courses that have a public policy emphasis as well as complete an internship that emphasizes law and public policy.

The new JD/MPP is added to several joint degrees that have been offered at the university with great success. These include the JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/MAcc, and JD/M.Ed.

For more information, please contact the J. Reuben Clark Law School, 340 JRCB, or the Public Policy Graduate Program, 822 SWKT, publicpolicy@byu.edu, (801) 422-7146.

Writer: Tonya Fischio

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