Executive Juris Doctor

Executive Juris Doctor (EJD)

Executive Juris Doctor program requires 90 credits. The EJD is a multi-disciplined doctoral degree, which is designed for non-practicing professionals who would like to know the law but not practice as lawyers. The purpose of the program is to help students develop legal mind and to possess solid legal and business knowledge.  After the completion of the program students would be prepared to navigate the legal world as well as the business community. Students of the EJD program study selected courses from the School of Business and Barclay School of Law.  It is a professional doctoral program and requires a capstone.

The program requires 90 credits for completion. Students enrolled in the accelerated option can complete the Executive Juris Doctor degree in about a 1 ½ – 2 years, while those enrolled in the Standard Semester Options may complete the degree in about 2-3 years.

First – Year program:

First years students entering the program are required take the following courses:

  • EJD 6000 Introduction to Law, Legal Research and Writing – 6
  • EJD 6005 Contracts – 6
  • EJD 6010 Torts – 6
  • EJD 6015 Research Methods, Design and Analysis – 6
  • EJD 6020 Professional Responsibility/Ethics – 6

Second Year Program:

  • EJD 6025 Real Property – 6
  • EJD 6030 Corporate and Business Law – 6
  • EJD 6035 Strategic Leadership and Management – 6
  • EJD 6040 Wills, Trusts, and Estates -6
  • EJD 6045 Administrative Law – 6
Third Year Program:
  • EJD 6050 Business Law and Regulation – 6
  • EJD 6055 International relations and diplomacy – 6
  • EJD 6060 Strategic Management and Human Resource Management – 6
  • EJD 6065 Conflict Resolution and Dispute Resolution – 6
  • EJD 6070 Capstone – 6
Students may elect to take additional courses from the courses listed below. Interested students should confer with their mentors before making such decision.
  • EJD 7000 Family Law – 6
  • EJD 7005 Intellectual Property – 6
  • EJD 7010 International Law – 6
  • EJD 7015 Security Law – 6
  • EJD 7020 Bankruptcy Law -6
  • EJD 7025 Legal Practice Management/Professional Skills – 6
  • EJD 7025 Immigration Law – 6
  • EJD 7030 Environmental Law – 6
  • EJD 7035 Patent Law – 6
  • EJD 7040 Worker’s Compensation Law – 6
  • EJD 7045 Labor Law – 6

Note: The Executive Juris Doctor program is a multi-disciplined program. Students in the program may elect to take courses from any department in the graduate school. Please consult with your faculty advisor to help customize your degree program according to your career goals. The degree requires a capstone for completion.