UT graduate students can take College of Law courses

April 9, 2014 | UToday, Graduate Studies, Law
By Rachel Phipps

Graduate students at The University of Toledo now can take College of Law courses for credit toward their graduate degrees.

College of Law logoVirtually every discipline is touched by the law, and many graduate students may find it valuable to learn more about the subject. For example, master of business administration students may want to take Business Associations, master of public administration students may want to take Administrative Law, engineering students may want to take Environmental Law or Patent Law, and criminal justice students may want to take Criminal Procedure.

Once graduate students complete Law and the Legal System, an introductory three-credit course taught by a full-time College of Law faculty member, they will be eligible to take other law courses in subsequent semesters.

Law and the Legal System will meet during the fall 2014 semester from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, starting Aug. 23. The course introduces students to the U.S. legal system, including cases, statutes and other sources of law; federal, state, trial and appellate courts; legal reasoning; and principles of contracts, torts, property, criminal and constitutional law. It also serves as a required course in the Master of Studies in Law Program.

“Fall 2013 marked the first time UT graduate students could take College of Law courses,” said Ken Kilbert, associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Law. “The introductory course earned rave reviews last fall, and many of the students from that inaugural class took additional College of Law courses this spring.”

Credits earned in College of Law courses, including Law and the Legal System, can count toward a UT graduate degree. College of Law courses taken by students not enrolled in the JD program cannot count as credit toward the JD degree.

Registration for Law and the Legal System is available online now.

For more information on College of Law course offerings, contact Kilbert at kenneth.kilbert@utoledo.edu or 419.530.4107.

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