UND's School of Law emphasizes an understanding of the operation of law, which creates and interprets bodies such as the judiciary, the legislature, administrative agencies and executive departments.
UND's educational programs are designed to provide education and training in legal analysis and the application of legal principles leading to professional competence.The legal process itself, as well as the law which emerges as its consequence, is an important subject of inquiry in the School of Law.
Joint Degree Programs
Each joint degree program allows students to complete both degrees in eight semesters. Admission to both UND School of Law and UND School of Graduate Studies is required for students pursuing joint degrees.
JD MPA Joint Degree Program
The JD MPA Joint Degree Program , accredited by NASPAA, prepares students to enter into or advance in government, nonprofit, or business careers in order to contribute to the advancement and well-being of society.
JD MBA Joint Degree Program
UND's JD MBA Joint Degree Program, accredited by AACSB, emphasizes the development of mid-to upper-level managers, with a focus on knowledge of advanced business functions, decision-making skills and understanding of internal and external factors affecting management of organizations.
Joint JD MPH Programs
The Public Health JD/MPH Program specialized, accelerated track allows you to save time by completing both your Juris Doctor degree as well as a Masters of Public Health.
The unique identity and special strengths of UND School of Law inform the content and delivery of our curriculum. Our educational environment reflects the value we place on practice readiness in a variety of settings, including solo and small-firm practice; open-mindedness and intellectual receptivity; federal Indian and tribal law; international and foreign law, particularly Norwegian and Canadian law; the need to draw upon knowledge from other fields; and our curriculum’s connection to real-world practice.
A comprehensive listing of courses offered in the first year and beyond
Instructional techniques in the School of Law are designed to challenge the imagination and ability of the student. The case method is employed in most first-year courses to stimulate the students own capacity for intellectual evaluation and logical deduction, to encourage meticulous reading habits and to present models of the evolution of legal principles. In upper division classes, lectures are used when appropriate, and there is emphasis on problem-solving techniques and skills training.
Also available to upper-class students are seminars which encourage group discussion and, at the same time, offer opportunities for individual research under personal faculty supervision. To stimulate active learning, instructors utilize the school's multimedia courtroom as a teaching laboratory. Their use of video tape during trial and appellate arguments allows the faculty to provide immediate and graphic feedback to the student. Professors also utilize computer data projection equipment for classroom enhancement.