New Degree Program for Journalists at Georgetown Law School

By: E&P Staff

Georgetown University Law Center has announced that it is planning to establish a new Masters of Studies in Law program for working journalists. The program is designed to give journalists a better understanding of the legal system and give them more insight into the legal issues that they might report on.

The program, which is set to begin next fall, will include several first-year law classes, a course designed specifically for journalists on legal research, and other classes related to the journalist’s area of interest. Classes will be offered on a flexible basis and journalists in the program will be expected to complete the course in one to two years.

“As a journalist, I have found few experiences as interesting and useful as the time I spent studying law at Georgetown. This has made me a strong advocate of mid-career education, particularly in the law, which forces you into new ways of analyzing events,” the Washington Post’s Walter Pincus, a board member at the program, said in a statement.

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