Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Law and City and Regional Planning, J.D./M.C.R.P. (with Georgia Institute of Technology)


The Juris Doctor and Master of City and Regional Planning dual degree program is offered by the College of Law and the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Application

Applicants to the J.D./M.C.R.P. dual degree program must meet the entrance requirements and follow the application procedures of both the College of Law and the School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Applicants must be accepted by both colleges. Admission into one program does not presume admission to the other.

Applicants must take the LSAT to apply to the College of Law. The School of City and Regional Planning requires the GRE to apply to the M.C.R.P. program.  The LSAT is not accepted in lieu of the GRE for students already accepted into the J.D. program and applying to the M.C.R.P. program.

Students interested in pursuing the dual degree program may apply for admission into the College of Law and the School of City and Regional Planning simultaneously but they are not required to do so. Current J.D. students must apply for the dual degree and M.C.R.P. admission before the beginning of their third year of law school. Current M.C.R.P. students must apply for the dual degree and J.D. admission before their second year of M.C.R.P. study.

Degree Requirements


Students must satisfy the curriculum requirements for both the J.D. and M.C.R.P. degrees.

J.D. Requirements


The requirements for the J.D. are described in the College of Law catalog.

For students enrolled in the J.D./M.C.R.P. dual degree program, the College of Law will permit 12 semester hours of approved M.C.R.P. courses with a grade of B or better to be credited toward the requirements for the J.D.

M.C.R.P. Requirements


The requirements for the M.C.R.P. are described in the School of City and Regional Planning catalog.

For students enrolled in the J.D./M.C.R.P. dual degree program, the School of City and Regional Planning will accept as course credit a maximum of 21 semester hours from approved law courses in the J.D. program. Students may use 6 of these law hours toward satisfying their M.C.R.P. specialization requirement and apply the balance toward their electives.  Students must earn a grade of 80 (which is the equivalent of a B) or better to receive M.C.R.P. credit for their law course work. If a student receives a grade of less than 80 for a required law course that will be used toward the M.C.R.P. degree, the student may petition the Program Director for this requirement to be waived.

Enrollment Sequencing and Time Limits


After students have been admitted to both the M.C.R.P. and the J.D. programs and have declared intent to be enrolled in the dual degree program, they must, at the first opportunity, complete the first 30 hours of required courses in the J.D. program as outlined in this Bulletin. After the first 30 required semester hours of law are complete, enrollment in either college or both concurrently is permitted. The J.D. must be completed within seven years of initial enrollment in the J.D. program.

Graduation


Prior to graduation, students completing the dual degree program are responsible for confirming with both colleges that the degree requirements for each program have been satisfied.

Neither the J.D. nor the M.C.R.P. degree will be awarded until completion of the requirements of both degree programs.

No credit hours of J.D. coursework will be applied toward the M.C.R.P. degree requirements until the completion of J.D. degree requirements. No credit hours of M.C.R.P. course work will be applied toward the J.D. degree requirements until the completion of M.C.R.P. degree requirements. A simultaneous awarding of degrees will satisfy this requirement.