JD/MEd Dual Degree Program

Our Juris Doctor and Educational Leadership (JD/MEd) dual degree program allows students to develop capabilities in both jurisprudence and education administration to meet the needs of learners, parents, and caregivers.

JD/MEd Admissions

Law students interested in pursuing a JD/MEd dual degree must first be enrolled in the College of Law and Public Service. JD students in their first year of law school (1L) can declare their intent to pursue a dual degree; the student is then automatically accepted into the MEd in Educational Leadership program through the LaFetra College of Education.

Students applying to the Juris Doctor (JD) program must include:

  • a completed and signed application form;
  • a complete Credential Assembly Service Report or official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended after high school;
  • a personal statement;
  • a minimum of one (1) letter of recommendation; and
  • a résumé.

LSAT or GRE scores are also strongly recommended. Visit the College of Law and Public Service Admissions page for more information.

JD/MEd Curriculum

In the JD/MEd dual degree program, 12 units of JD coursework will be counted towards the M.Ed degree requirements.

JD Curriculum

The JD curriculum consists of 88 total semester units. The first year is comprised of foundational doctrinal courses that introduce the values and skills necessary for mastery of the law. In their second year (2L), students focus on the development of practical legal skills through courses like Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and Business Organizations. In their third year (3L), students discover real-life law experience through externships, practicums, and clinical programs. Browse through all current JD course offerings.

La Verne Law students have numerous added benefits provided by co-curricular programs, fully-integrated bar preparation, and an abundance of live-client experiences. Visit the JD program page for more information.

MEd Curriculum

The total MEd program curriculum consists of 33-36 semester hours, including nine semester hours of foundation requirements and nine semester hours of research and culminating courses. Visit the MEd in Educational Leadership curriculum page to learn more.

MEd students who qualify may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential upon completion of the program. Read more about the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements.

Learn more about the JD/MEd Dual Degree Program!

Earning a JD/MEd Dual Degree from the University of La Verne opens the door to a multitude of career opportunities at the intersection of education and the law. Request more information today!