School of Law—Bloomington
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
Val Nolan Chair
James Louis Calamaras Professor
Willard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law
C. Ben Dutton Professor
Walter W. Foskett Professors
Ralph F. Fuchs Professor of Law and Public Service
John S. Hastings Professor
Robert A. Lucas Professor
Robert H. McKinney Professors
Richard S. Melvin Professor
Roscoe C. O'Byrne Professor
Doctor of Philosophy in Law and Social Science, combined M.A. in Journalism and J.D. in Law, combined M.A. in Telecommunications and J.D. in Law, and Master of Laws (L.L.M.). In addition, the School of Law—Bloomington offers the Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.), The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), and the Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees; for information regarding these degrees see the Bulletin of the School of Law—Bloomington.
See also general University Graduate School requirements.
This program is designed to allow qualified students to pursue interdisciplinary research and problem solving in areas where law and social science overlap. Inquiries about this program may be addressed to the Admissions Office of the School of Law.
Master of Arts degree, Research and Teaching Track
Master of Arts degree, Professional Track
A total of 30 credit hours in journalism, including the core offerings of J560, Intensive Reporting, Writing, and Editing Workshop I; J560, Intensive Reporting, Writing, and Editing Workshop II; J510, Media and Society Seminar; J572, The Press and the Constitution; one visual professional skills course, two other professional skills courses, and nine additional hours of electives.
School of Law Requirements
Students must complete 77 credit hours in law, including all degree requirements for the J.D.
To be eligible to receive the degrees of Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Arts or Master of Science in Telecommunications, which must be received simultaneously, a student must:
The School of Law offers a Ph.D. minor for students from other fields, which requires completion of 13-16 credit hours of course work. There are two required courses: a basic methodological course, such as contracts, torts, property, constitutional law, criminal law, or civil procedure; and either a research seminar (2 credits) or independent research (2 credits). Other courses to be taken will depend on the student's interests and needs and shall be recommended by the assigned faculty advisor from the School of Law and approved by the student's Ph.D. advisory committee and the appropriate chairperson or the dean of the student's school. Examinations are required for individual courses, but none is required for the minor itself.
The minor chairperson in the School of Law is Assistant Dean Leonard Fromm, Room 024, (812) 855-5361.
For a list of courses and their descriptions, see the bulletin of the School of Law—Bloomington.