Legal Information Management and Analysis, MS/JD

Through a collaboration between the Department of Information Science and the School of Law, you can earn two degrees: a master of science degree (MS) and a doctor of law (JD) degree. This collaboration agreement provides training in information science and law, essential for advancement in the profession of academic law librarianship, and prepares you for new opportunities in publishing and the legal information industry.

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Why Legal Information Management and Analysis at UB?

The features of this collaboration agreement include:

  • accelerated course of study, allowing for the completion of both degrees in four years, rather than the four and a half to five years traditionally required to earn both degrees individually
  • accreditation by the American Library Association, which makes your degree more valuable
  • flexibility with course delivery options (on campus, online or hybrid); enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and varied course times (evening classes available)
  • practica, special projects and directed study courses to gain real-world experience
  • student-centered learning experiences including student groups and chapter activities, departmental seminars, and opportunities to serve on committees to enrich learning and networking

Program Overview

Academic credentials granted Master of Science/Doctor of Law (MS/JD)
Credits required for completion 36
Time to completion 4 full-time semesters
Course delivery options On campus, online or hybrid
Careers Examples include:
  • law librarians
  • legal information professionals
Application deadline Rolling admissions
Questions about the program?
Beth Adelman

Director of the Law Library
UB Law Library


Melinda R. Saran

Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives
UB School of Law


Frequently Asked Questions

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