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For 2011 graduates, RWU Law had 11.1% of graduates entering public interest law, higher than the national average (7.5%).

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Juris Doctor / Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources - J.D. / MSLRHR

The workplace is increasingly complex. Understanding that complexity requires familiarity with history, economics, organizational theory, sociology, law and other disciplines.

Roger Williams University School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island Charles T. Schmidt Jr. Labor Research Center, offers a concentrated joint degree program for students interested in extensive study of legal issues relating to employment and labor relations.

The dual degree program allows matriculated students to complete the Juris Doctor (JD) and the Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources (MS) in an accelerated period of study. By combining course work at the two institutions, students are able to reduce the overall time needed for the completion of the two degrees by up to one year.

To earn the degrees, students must complete 75 credits at the School of Law and 30 credits at the Schmidt Labor Research Center.