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.
Foundations (6 cr.)
- LIS-S 500 Methods for the Information Profession
- LIS-S 507 Tools and Technologies for the Information Professions
Specialization Core (9 cr.)
- LIS-S 501 Information Sources and Services
- LIS-S 502 Acquisitions and Management of Knowledge and Information
- LIS-S 654 Law Librarianship
Specialization Core (6 cr.)
- LIS-S 522 Social Science Information
- LIS-S 523 Science and Technology Information
- LIS-S 525 Government Information
- LIS-S 526 Business Information
- LIS-S 533 Online Searching
- LIS-S 541 Information Policy
- LIS-S 640 Seminar Intellectual Freedom
Electives (9 cr.)
Consult your advisor. Any LIS course.
School of Law Requirements
Plus a minimum of 84 credit hours is required from the Law School for the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree.