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Administrative Unit:Law School
College/School: Law School
Minors and Certificates:Ph.D. Minor


Students interested in pursuing a J.D. degree should contact the Law School Admissions Office.

Students interested in pursuing a J.D. degree in conjunction with a graduate degree should contact the Law School Admissions Office and the graduate program of interest for more information. In addition, established dual degrees are offered with the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program; departments of Community and Environmental Sociology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Political Science; La Follette School of Public Affairs; School of Business; School of Library and Information Studies; and others.

Students interested in pursuing an LL.M. or S.J.D. degree should contact the Law School Graduate Programs Office.

Ph.D. Minor 

Work in the Law School may be offered as a minor toward the Ph.D. degree. Only enrolled non-dissertator Ph.D. students can pursue a Ph.D. minor in Law. If not admitted to a program, see Office of Graduate Admissions. There is no process for applying for a law minor; the minor is not officially recorded on the student's transcript until the minor is completed and the Ph.D. is conferred.

For a minor in law, Ph.D. candidates must complete 10 credits. The minimum grade requirement is a weighted average of B (on the university, not Law School, grade scale). The same grading standards will be applied.

See Courses & Schedules for information on Law School courses.

For more information: Amy Arntsen, Law School Registrar, 5107 Law Building, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-0050; aarntsen@wisc.edu.