Master's Degree in Legal Philosophy

The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Philosphy Department, in conjunction with the Rutgers Law School, is now accepting applicants for a new coordinated degree program: a Master's degree in Legal Philosophy.
 
Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school and must either be enrolled in law school or have already been awarded their J.D. An application should include (1) a letter by the letter by the student indicating why (s)he is insterested in the M.A.; (2) a transcript from the law school applicant is attending or has attended; (3) one letter of reference, ideally from someone on the law faculty. Students need not take the GREs; an LSAT will suffice.
 
To be awarded the M.A. a student must successfully complete 30 credits and write a thesis. Up to 8 of the 30 credits can be transferred from the applicant's law school. The law courses that would be accepted towards the M.A. must e approved by the Program Director on a program of study that consists of at least 5 philosophy courses (for a total of 15 or 15 credits) and a Master's Thesis jointly supervised by the Program Director and an appropriate faculty member at Rutgers Law School. It is realistic to expect that diligent students would be able to complete the degree program in one year (and perhaps a summer to finish the thesis).
 
The Rutgers-New Brunswick Philosophy Department is among the very best in the country and includes many internationally known specialist in several central areas of philosophy. The Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, a joint venture of the Rutgers Law School and the Rutgers-New Brunswick Philosophy Department, is among the most active entities of its kind. 
 
Inquiries and applications should be sent to the Program Director:
Douglas Husak
Department of Philosophy
One Seminary Place
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
USA
husak@rci.rutgers.edu