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July 26, 2007

Law & social work start joint program

Law and social work have established a new joint-degree program through which students can earn Master of Social Work (MSW) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degrees.

The MSW-JD program will enable students with interests in a wide range of areas where law and social work converge — such as child welfare, aging, health, mental health, juvenile and criminal justice, family issues and housing — to engage in an integrative educational experience that will include academic courses, field placements and research opportunities at the intersection of both professions, and to earn both degrees in four years.

For more information about the joint-degree program, contact faculty advisers Kevin Deasy ( or Jeffrey Shook (

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