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Master of Library and Information Science / J.D. Law Dual Degree

Designed for the student seeking directorship in an academic law library or management of a corporate law library.  Credentials for this dual program are  also important for advanced reference and electronic document management in a legal setting.  Courses  and internships will guide students to specialize in copyright law and issues related to intellectual property and intellectual freedom.

The dual MLIS–J.D. in Law program requires completion of a minimum of 114 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the Master of Library and Information Science program and the School of Law within the first academic year and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

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Prerequisite (3 cr.)

Students must complete LIS S500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession. This course is required the first semester for all MLIS

MLIS Requirements

Foundations (15 cr.)

Choose one course from each area:

Assist and Educate Users of Libraries and Information Centers

Develop and Manage Library Collections

Organize and Represent Information Resources

Apply Management and Leadership Skills

Conduct and Analyze Research

Library History and Literature (6 cr.)

Information Technologies (9 cr.)

School of Law Requirements

Plus a minimum of 84 credit hours is required from the Law School for the Juris Doctor degree.