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
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.)
- LIS S522 Social Science Information
- LIS S523 Science and Technology Information
- LIS S525 Government Information
- LIS S526 Business Information
- LIS S533 Online Searching
- LIS S541 Information Policy
- LIS S640 Seminar Intellectual Freedom
School of Law Requirements
Plus a minimum of 84 credit hours is required from the Law School for the Juris Doctor degree.