External Collaborative Programs

The School of Law does not maintain formal dual degree programs with other domestic universities. However, for a student who is admitted both to the School of Law and to one of the following three schools, the School of Law will approve a collaborative program of study of public international law on application by the individual student:

Admission to the Program Students must be admitted independently to the School of Law and one of the above-named schools. The student may begin the program by attending a year at the School of Law first or a semester/year at the other school. Once admitted to the two schools, the student may apply for admission to the collaborative program. Students may seek admission to the other school and initiate the collaborative program after matriculating in the School of Law.

NOTE: Transfer students awarded two residency semesters at entrance are not eligible to participate in collaborative programs.

Participating students must complete five residency semesters at the School of Law and three semesters at the other school. Details of the requirements at Princeton, Tufts, and Johns Hopkins must be obtained from those schools, as the programs are administered independently. Students who successfully complete the program may apply up to 14 semester credits and one semester of residence credit from the other school toward the J.D. degree. NOTE: Credit towards the J.D. degree cannot be granted for course work completed prior to matriculation at the School of Law.

Financial Aid 
Financial aid will be provided by the School of Law while in attendance at the School of Law. Financial aid is not guaranteed and is subject to School of Law and University regulations and availability. Students must meet the School of Law’s satisfactory academic progress standards each semester.

Tuition and Fees 
J.D. degree candidates must complete five residency semesters in the School of Law and pay School of Law tuition and fees.

Grading Standards 
Students are required to meet the grading standards of both schools independently to remain in good standing. Each school retains the right to drop students from its degree program following its usual academic standards and procedures.

For More Information:

  • J.D.-M.A. (International Relations) and J.D.-M.A.L.D. (Law and Diplomacy) — UVA Law Professor Tom Nachbar
  • J.D.-M.P.A. (Public Affairs) — UVA Law Professor Michael Gilbert