Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Cybersecurity

This joint degree draws on the strengths of both the law school and the Cyber Security Program of the Justice Studies Department and offers integrated and intensive training in both the technology and the law of information security.  Graduates of this program would have an effective means to enter and to advance in this increasingly critical line of work.

The joint degree program would allow a student to earn both the Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) and Juris Doctor (JD) in an accelerated period of study. 

Students who enroll in the joint degree program must complete 18 of the credits for the master’s degree and 78 credits of the credits for the law degree.  The School of Law and the School of Justice Studies will each accept 12 transfer credits from the other. 

The effect of these credit transfers between the School of Law and the School of Justice Studies would be to reduce the overall time needed to complete both degrees from four and a half years to three and a half years, assuming full time study.

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.