STG, Law, Juris Doctor / European and Russian Affairs, Master of Arts

STG JD / ERA MA: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview

Legal issues are at the forefront of the changes currently transforming Russia and Eastern Europe. The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Law, Juris Doctor / European and Russian Affairs, Master of Arts enables students to combine their law degree with intensive study of this region. The CDP permits the completion of both degr​ees in four years rather than the five years it would take to acquire them independently.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3​.

Contact

Law, Juris Doctor / European and Russian Affairs, Master of Arts
www.law.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/jd-program/combined-programs/jdma-russian

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law
Email: law.admissions@utoronto.ca

Master of Arts in European and Russian Affairs Program
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Email: larysa.iarovenko@utoronto.ca

STG JD / ERA MA: Application Process

  • ​Applicants must apply to the Juris Doctor (JD) program, the ​European and Russian Affairs MA program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants are considered for the CDP after they have secured independent admission to the JD and MA programs.

  • Applicants admitted to both the JD and MA must inform both programs of their status and request admission to the CDP.

    • Applicants may also be considered for the CDP while they are in Year 1 of the JD program. Interested students should contact the Faculty of Law about this before applying to the CDP.

STG JD / ERA MA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the JD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MA program.

​Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.

Year Progression Specific Requirements
​1
  • Year 1 JD program requirements.
  • ​Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
​2
  • ​MA program requirements.
  • Complete a minimum of 2.0 FCEs toward the MA program.
​2, 3, and 4
  • ​JD program requirements.
  • MA program requirements.
  • Additional MA or JD program requirements chosen by the student.
  • Complete 45 JD credits including a perspective course, a moot (compulsory or competitive), and an international/comparative/transnational (ICT) perspective course.
  • Complete 5.0 FCEs toward the MA program requirements including ERE 2000Y and ERE 2001Y.
  • Before starting Year 4, demonstrate reading competence in one of the region's languages pertinent to the research undertaken for the major research paper in ERE 2000Y.
  • Students choose to complete an additional:
    • 1.0 FCE MA courses or
    • 6 JD credits or
    • 0.5 FCE MA course and 3 JD credits.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

5 years​