Wall Street Journal features Emory Law graduate programs for non-lawyers
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | May 20, 2013
Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro was quoted in a May 19 Wall Street Journal article on law schools which offer non-JD degree programs for professionals who want a general grounding in law to enhance their careers.
“Pitched at midcareer professionals, the programs tend to draw people who work in heavily regulated fields where compliance with a growing body of rules requires an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the law. Some students also hope to gain a competitive edge,” the article states.
Emory Law’s new Juris Master program was a response to strong demand for legal education in the broader population and outside the United States, Schapiro said.
Student enrollment in programs not based on the traditional, three-year juris doctor degree has increased 13 percent since 2010, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of American Bar Association data, the story said.