Law, Politics and the Media

About Law, Politics and the Media

With the assistance of funds from the John Ben Snow Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation, you’ll concentrate in courses relating to the study of how judicial institutions, public policy-making, and media coverage affect and are affected by one another. Along with an Independent Study, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of the complex interactions between the courts, the media, and the political process as you prepare for a future role as an advocate, policy-maker, judge, judicial administrator, information officer, or legal analyst.

Joint Degree

J.D./Master of Arts or J.D./Ph.D. in Political Science

A degree for students who wish to explore how domestic and international law, the judiciary, regulation, public policy, and political science intersect, the J.D./Master of Arts and J.D./Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science is conferred with the Maxwell School’s Department of Political Science.

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J.D./Master of Public Administration

The Maxwell School’s storied public administration program educates students to work in government agencies, nonprofit sector, international organizations, think tanks, and elsewhere. The M.P.A. is the oldest academic training program of its kind in the United States, influencing the growth and development of public administration and policy in the US and globally. Students typically obtain the J.D. and M.P.A. in three years. Students also can pursue a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counterterrorism Law through the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. 

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