CHAPS Programs

Dual MA/JD

Dual Masters and Doctor of Laws Degree Program

The School of Law at Newark and CHAPS offer a dual degree program designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in law and cultural heritage preservation. Cultural Heritage Law and Cultural Heritage Preservation are expanding fields with career opportunities both in the US and within the many global institutions and agencies dealing with cultural heritage issues. We expect the program to attract future lawyers, but also students pursuing careers in cultural heritage preservation within governmental and non-governmental agencies as well as in cultural and public service institutions.

The four year program leads to a dual MA/LLD degree. This program includes two and one-half years at Newark studying Law and one and one-half years at CHAPS on the New Brunswick Campus studying Cultural Heritage Preservation. Students who take advantage of summer offerings in both fields could reasonably finish the dual program in three and one-half years. The law school will transfer 9 credits for 3 required courses in the CHAPS Program toward the LLD degree.

To be considered for the dual degree program, students must apply to and be accepted for both programs. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will be accepted in place of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).


For information about this program contact:

Archer St. Clair Harvey
Director, Program in Cultural Heritage Studies

Carol Roehrenbeck
Associate Dean, Rutgers Newark Law School

For information on the fields of Law and Cultural Heritage Preservation see:

Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

DePaul University's Cultural Heritage Law Program

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261