This combined degree educates students to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the legal needs of industry in this high technology age. A critical need exists for patent attorneys in the high-tech field who have a substantive understanding of IT. Graduates of the joint degree program will be qualified for careers in intellectual property boutique law firms, in general practice firms with clients in the high technology field, as in-house counsel in the high technology industry, and in government agencies dealing with high technology regulation. The JD/MS program is primarily aimed at students with undergraduate scientific or technical degrees or with other substantial technological or scientific background who wish to deepen their technical expertise while also obtaining a law degree.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission