UI law school expands existing degrees, adds new programs

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 01, 2013 5:00 AM

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The University of Iowa College of Law will offer several new degrees, and it has expanded several existing programs.

New to the college is a two-year path to the Juris Doctorate for international students who have law training from a foreign law school, according to a UI press release. The new program will allow students to make a seamless transition when transferring previous coursework.

One program that was expanded was the LL.M. degree. The degree allows students to “focus on in-depth research projects or more practical skills,” the release said.

Both of these new or expanded programs are in place for the fall of 2013.

A new doctoral-level research degree was also added for those with academic career goals. After the accreditation process is complete, the degree will be added for fall 2014.

Marcella David, a professor of law and associate dean of the law school, said the new offerings should bring up to 20 students to the law school each year.

“We have a long-standing tradition of excellence in our comparative law degree program and will continue to do so, and these new degrees will help us enhance our international footprint,” she said in the release.

— by Kristen East

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