Master of Judicial Studies

The Master of Judicial Studies (MJS) is a specialized degree program for judges. Offered and supported by a number of judicial organizations, the University offers this degree for currently employed judges wishing to advance their education.

Why Get an MJS in Judicial Studies?

  • Provides access to cutting-edge knowledge from diverse faculty members
  • Improves legal critical/analytical skills
  • Sharpens writing skills and improves opinion writing
  • Contributes to the growing judicial studies knowledge pool
  • Helps recharge judicial batteries

Further, the MJS program is a challenging, stimulating academic degree program designed to:

  • Provide a structured, interdisciplinary academic curriculum applicable to judicial needs
  • Encourage students to take an active role in teaching, planning and administering judicial education
  • Provide experience (by virtue of the MJS thesis and dissertation requirements) in conducting and publishing research of interest and applicability to the judicial system
  • Provide an academic degree program having national scope and impact

How do I apply?

Judges seeking the MJS degree can apply online to the University's Graduate School. Applications are accepted throughout the year for consideration each January, with notification given in mid-February.

Please review the Judicial Studies website for additional application materials.

What's next?

You can apply now if you are ready to begin at the University. If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact:

Shawn Marsh, Ph.D.
Director, Judicial Studies Program
775-682-7987
shawnm@unr.edu

Sherri Barker
Program Officer, Judicial Studies Program
775-682-7982
sherrib@unr.edu



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