MJ in Individualized Legal Studies

Drake Law School offers an MJ in Individualized Legal Students to allow you to build your own program to fit your career goals and interests.

Program Overview

The philosophy of the MJ in Individualized Legal Studies is to allow each student to customize his or her own program to fit individual professional goals and interests.

Download the LLM/MJ in Individualized Legal Studies Brochure‌.


All students must successfully complete 24 hours of law credit drawn from the regular Drake Law School curriculum.

However, a student may design his or her own concentration by devoting 12 of these 24 credit hours to a specialized area of study of the student’s choice, or the student may pursue one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Business Law Concentration
  • Criminal Law Concentration
  • International Law and Global Citizenship Concentration
  • Sustainable Development Concentration

For more detailed information, see the LLM/MJ in Individualized Legal Studies curriculum.


Applicants to the Drake Law School MJ program must submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three letters will be accepted)

The application priority deadline is April 1 for fall semester and Oct. 1 for spring semester.

Drake offers rolling admission, therefore applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadlines.

Find more information about applying to Drake Law School.

Individualized Legal Studies Program Director:

Ellen Yee, Director of International Programs; Professor of Law
515-271-1914 ellen.yee@drake.edu
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For more information, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 515-271-2782 or law-admit@drake.edu.

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