Joint Degree Programs

Law & Afro-American Studies

The School of Law and UCLA’s Center for African American Studies offer a four-year, concurrent degree program leading to both a J.D. and an M.A. in Afro-American Studies. This is the first program of its kind in the country. Graduates of the program will be equipped to practice law with a fuller understanding of its intersections with the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of the African-American experience, and to provide essential social and political leadership within or for the Black community.

JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES (M.A.) (School of Law and Afro-American Studies Center)

  • A four year program (120 weeks of residency credit).
  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Juris Doctor degree (87 semester units of mandatory first year, Professional Responsibility and upper division elective courses).
  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Masters degree in Afro-American Studies, including required coursework, written thesis, and fulfillment of a foreign language requirement.

For more detailed information about Joint Degree Requirements, please see the Summary of Academic Standards.

Information About the African American Studies Portion of the Joint Degree Program:
J.D./M.A. African American Studies
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