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Dual MA in Sustainable International Development and Northeastern University School of Law Master of Laws

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

Area StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Area Studies

Study Level

Masters

The dual degree option awards a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Northeastern University School of Law and the MA SID degree from Brandeis in two years of study and a field placement. The program requires two academic years in residence, one at NUSL and one at the Heller School, plus a summer field practicum. Students can start at either NUSL or Heller. Students must fulfill all year in residence requirements for the MA in Sustainable International Development (32 credits), as well as 33 quarter credits in one year (three quarters) at NUSL for the LLM degree. For the LLM degree, students must complete courses in legal research, legal writing, and an introduction to US law and legal institutions along with a substantive program of upper-level legal courses relevant to development in areas such as trade, environment, human rights, poverty and economic development, health, immigration, labor, intellectual property, social change, and/or public international law. An approved piece of legal writing completed in conjunction with a seminar is required of all students. A legal placement experience is available. For the MA/SID degree, students must satisfactorily complete a 3-month practicum (12 credits) related to sustainable development, ideally linked with legal and policy aspects relevant to the LLM degree, and produce a professional reflection paper integrating their learning from legal and sustainable development perspectives.

Program overview

Main Subject

Area Studies

Study Level

Masters

The dual degree option awards a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Northeastern University School of Law and the MA SID degree from Brandeis in two years of study and a field placement. The program requires two academic years in residence, one at NUSL and one at the Heller School, plus a summer field practicum. Students can start at either NUSL or Heller. Students must fulfill all year in residence requirements for the MA in Sustainable International Development (32 credits), as well as 33 quarter credits in one year (three quarters) at NUSL for the LLM degree. For the LLM degree, students must complete courses in legal research, legal writing, and an introduction to US law and legal institutions along with a substantive program of upper-level legal courses relevant to development in areas such as trade, environment, human rights, poverty and economic development, health, immigration, labor, intellectual property, social change, and/or public international law. An approved piece of legal writing completed in conjunction with a seminar is required of all students. A legal placement experience is available. For the MA/SID degree, students must satisfactorily complete a 3-month practicum (12 credits) related to sustainable development, ideally linked with legal and policy aspects relevant to the LLM degree, and produce a professional reflection paper integrating their learning from legal and sustainable development perspectives.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

7+
Other English Language Requirements:  600 (paper-based TOEFL); 250 (computer-based TOEFL); 68 (PTE).
12 Months
Jan-2000

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