University of Pittsburgh

Law and Public Administration,
Public & International Affairs,
or International Development

JD/MPA, JD/MPIA, JD/MID,
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

This program provides rigorous, integrated training for students preparing for a professional career that combines law and public and international affairs. Increasingly, lawyers in the public and nonprofit private sectors work in managerial and policy-making capacities for which legal training alone does not prepare them. At the same time, legal considerations impinge more than ever on the work of public managers and planners, although most of them have had no exposure to legal training. Students in the joint-degree program gain a broadened knowledge base and a cross disciplinary approach to solving problems involving the intersection of law, policy, and management. They also develop more marketable professional skills than are usually acquired through single-degree programs. Professionals trained in both law and public and international affairs thus enjoy expanded career opportunities. The University of Pittsburgh’s program is unique because of the range of master’s degree options available.

The MPA degree offers three fields of study, which includes majors in Urban and Regional Affairs, Public and Nonprofit Management, and Policy Research and Analysis.

Students in the MPIA degree program pursue majors in Global Political Economy or Security and Intelligence Studies. Students interested in international development have a choice of two major fields, which include Development Planning and Environmental Sustainability or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society.

Contact

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 648-1413
admitlaw@pitt.edu

Faculty Advisor (JD/MPIA and JD/MID)
Ronald A. Brand
Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor 
Director, Center for International Legal Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 648-1307
rbrand@pitt.edu

Faculty Advisor (JD/MPA)
Elena A. Baylis
Associate Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 867-8690
ebaylis@pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15260

gspia@pitt.edu

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