MEM or MF/Juris Doctor in Environmental Law (MEM/JD or MF/JD)
Duke’s four-year concurrent MEM/JD or MF/JD degree prepares students to forge a sustainable future through leadership in national and international law and legal practices. The ability to apply scientific, management, legal and regulatory knowledge for the resolution of environmental and natural resources issues is at the forefront of our programs.
WHY A CONCURRENT MEM/JD OR MF/JD DEGREE?
There is a growing demand for resource managers and scientists who have legal credentials; similarly, attorneys are facing more situations in which knowledge of natural resources and the environmental sciences is critical to the resolution of disputes. To satisfy these demands, the Nicholas School and the School of Law have a cooperative arrangement to allow pursuit of concurrent Master of Environmental Management and Juris Doctor degrees.
- Interested students should visit the Duke Law's concurrent degree academic advising page to learn more, or contact Amanda Lacoff, Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives, Duke Law, for more information. At the Nicholas School, contact Deb Gallagher, Associate Dean for Professional Programs; Erika Lovelace, Registrar; or Cindy Peters, Assistant Dean, Student Services, for questions about the MEM (or MF)/JD concurrent degree program.
- Learn about the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
- Read the Environmental Law Newsletter
- Read the Duke Environment Law and Policy Forum (DELPF)
- Connect with the Duke Environmental Law Society
- Discover Environmental Law
Remember that when you commit to the concurrent degree program, with reduced credits for each degree, you won’t receive either degree until you’ve completed all requirements for both degrees, including your Masters Project.
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