Law is one of the most powerful public health tools, making this a potent degree combination. Laws shape cities, neighborhoods, and individual behavior. Whether it is chronic disease, harmful consumer products, disease outbreaks, environmental pollution, traumatic injury, or structural racism, law can be a solution to the various factors harming the health of populations or, alternatively, contribute to those harms. Students will learn how laws simultaneously empower governments to respond to public health threats to promote the common good and place limitations on those powers to preserve individual liberties. Students will also explore how the law shapes individual and organizational behavior in ways that impact population health and well-being.
Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, MS and Law, JD < University of Illinois
Where do you want to go with your law degree? Few degrees are more versatile than the Juris Doctor, or J. Whatever your professional interest — private practice, public interest, government, litigation, corporate, marine, non-legal, educational — we'll help you design an academic and experiential pathway that will get you there. Are you ready to make a difference?
Students can choose between two options: 1. Non-Thesis with Graduate Final Exam or 2. Master's degrees in Sport Management are also available online.
A dissertation is a body of research written by a candidate for an academic degree. Candidates for the Juris Doctor degree are not required to write a dissertation to obtain their degree. Rather, they are required to take rigorous legal writing courses as prescribed by the American Bar Association. The American Bar Association, which is the accrediting body for law schools, requires every law student to learn legal writing.