J.D.-M.A. dual degree program in History and Law:
This dual degree program allows accepted applicants to obtain a M.A. in World History, the History of Women and Gender, or Archives and Public History from the Graduate School of Arts and Science and a J.D. from the School of Law. Applicants apply to each degree program separately. Students may apply to the History Department either concurrently with their application to NYU School of Law or during the first year of study at the Law School. Admission to one degree program does not depend upon nor guarantee admission to the second degree program; all admissions decisions are made distinctly. The J.D.-M.A. program enables students to complete a J.D. and earn a Masters degree in four years. Under some circumstances it may be possible to complete the program in seven semesters. The dual degree program is offered only on a full-time basis.
For further information about the J.D.-M.A. or J.D.-Ph.D. dual degree program, contact email@example.com in the History Department, or, in the School of Law, Professor Daniel Hulsebosch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please additionally visit the NYU Law School website at for further information on the Legal History area of focus.
NYU History faculty from diverse regional fields have expertise in legal history:
Jane Burbank: Imperial Russian legal history.
Linda Gordon: U.S. political and legal history.
Daniel Hulsebosch: U.S. and English legal and constitutional history.
Leslie Peirce: Ottoman legal history.
Joanna Waley-Cohen: Chinese legal history.
Kostis Smyrlis: Byzantine legal history.
Other NYU History faculty with interests that overlap with legal history include:
Thomas Bender: U.S. cultural and intellectual history; comparative study of cities.
Fred Cooper: African history; colonization and decolonization; social sciences and the colonial world.
Maria Montoya: History of the American West, Labor History, Latina/o History, Southwestern land grants.
Andrew Sartori: Modern South Asia, Modern Intellectual History, Social Theory.
NYU Law School faculty with expertise in legal history include:
Roderick Hills Jr.
John Phillip Reid