This program allows accepted applicants to obtain a Ph.D. in history and a J.D. from the School of Law. Students must apply separately and be admitted to both programs, and they would normally apply concurrently. Students must complete all requirements for both degrees. By alternating enrollment in Graduate School of Arts and Science and the School of Law and by counting some courses toward both degrees, students are able to complete the two programs in seven or seven and a half years. Graduates of the dual degree program would be prepared to pursue careers in both history and law school faculties. NYU has a long tradition of excellence in legal history scholarship. Students can participate in the Legal History Colloquium, which convenes weekly and houses the Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship Program for postdoctoral studies in legal history. Dissertation projects can be advised by committees composed of historians based both at NYU Law School and in the Department of History. The Ph.D. requires 72 points of coursework, toward which 12 School of Law points will be accepted. Up to 12 points of Graduate School credit will also be counted toward the J.D. degree, which normally requires 83 points. The joint degree, therefore, requires a total of 131 points. Information on the requirements for the J.D. may be found in the School of Law bulletin.