Joint Degree in Women's History & Law

In cooperation with Pace University, Sarah Lawrence College offers a joint degree in Women’s History and Law.

By earning two degrees, students gain a broader context for thinking and writing about women’s issues and the educational foundation to advocate for women in more diverse ways and from a position of greater authority.

  • Students in this program earn both a Master of Arts and a Juris Doctor.
  • By taking courses that count toward both degrees, students in the joint program can earn the MA and JD in four years of full-time study. This program may also be completed on a part-time basis.
  • Requirements for the two degrees include a total of 120 credits, 20 of which are applicable to both programs. Each school accepts up to 12 credits from the other school to satisfy requirements.
  • Opportunities for graduates include careers as attorneys, activists, lobbyists, educators, and more.
  • Pace University is located in White Plains, New York, and is known for excellence in various emerging areas of law. Pace Law School emphasizes the Socratic Method and experiential teaching through clinics, simulation courses, and externships.
  • Students completing the joint degree may participate in programs and events at the Women’s Justice Center based at Pace Law School.