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JD/MA in Sustainability


The Wake Forest University School of Law and the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) have designed a dual degree program to provide students a pathway for succeeding in professional roles where legal scholarship and practice intersect with sustainability.

Students with the dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MA) degree will expand their potential workforce networks, deepen their knowledge base, and cultivate leadership skills. Attorneys seeking to work in a sustainability-related practice area will benefit greatly from foundational knowledge gained through coursework focusing on energy, environmental and sustainability-related studies. Students are able to earn two advanced degrees in as little as three years.

Students must notify the law school of their intention to pursue a dual degree before undertaking the program by completing the Notice of Intention to Pursue a Dual Degree Form.

Law School Requirements

When undertaken as part of the joint JD/MA in Sustainability program, the JD degree requires completion of 78 hours of law course work including the degree requirements prescribed by the law school for graduation.

Academic Advising

Students will be provided a faculty adviser from each school to help guide them through the program and its curriculum. To make the most of the degree program, students will meet with both advisers at least once during each semester.

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