• Home
  • Academics
  • Degrees
  • Juris Doctor
  • Joint Degrees
  • Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

JD/MA in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

This program combines into four years and one summer of full-time study the Juris Doctor program offered by the School of Law and the Master of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program offered by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Growing U.S. interaction with the REES region provides a need for lawyers with active knowledge and skills in the target language, culture, and political and legal tradition. In addition to a greater ability to work with clients from various backgrounds, a joint degree in law and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies opens many doors for its recipients, including opportunities in international trade and finance, immigration law, human rights advocacy, government service, and other related fields. Students must be admitted by both the School of Law and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

If you are a prospective law student, contact the KU Law Office of Admissions, 785-864-4378, admitlaw@ku.edu; or Professor Vitaly Chernetsky​​, CREES, 785-864-2359, crees@ku.edu​.

If you are a current KU student, contact Professor Elizabeth Kronk Warner, law school, 785-864-1139, elizabeth.kronk@ku.edu; or Professor Vitaly Chernetsky​​, CREES, 785-864-2359, crees@ku.edu​.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply Now
Schedule a visit
Check application status

Office of Admissions
103 Green Hall
admitlaw@ku.edu
866-220-3654

Academic Calendar
Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance