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

STG JD / ERA MA: Introduction


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 degrees 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.


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

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law

Master of Arts in European and Russian Affairs Program
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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
  • Year 1 JD program requirements.
  • Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
  • 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 ERE2000Y and ERE2001Y.

  • 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 ERE2000Y.

  • 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