The School of Law and the Department of Economics offer a concurrent program permitting a student to study for the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) while preparing for the Ph.D. in Economics. In four years, a well prepared student can receive the law degree and also complete the written field qualifying examinations in the Ph.D. program. At that point, the student can either pursue a legal career (with an M.A. in Economics) or continue in the Ph.D. program in Economics by passing the oral examination and completing a dissertation.
Students considering the joint program must apply separately to the Law School and the Department of Economics and be separately admitted to each program.