Dual Degree in Law & Library and Information Studies


The field of law librarianship and specialized legal research is growing at a rapid pace. The number of law firm and corporate placements for lawyer-librarians is increasing, and many law schools now have a number of dual-degree law librarians who teach legal research and writing, teach computer-assisted legal research, and perform specialized reference work. The purpose of the University of Wisconsin Dual Degree Program is to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to practice librarianship and to provide information services in the legal arena, at a highly professional level in a diverse, technological and global society.

Possible Degree Combinations

  • J.D. and Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies

Admission Procedures & Requirements

Admission to the Dual Degree Program requires separate admission to both programs:

Law School Admissions

School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) Admissions

More information about the Dual Degree Program can be found on both the SLIS website and in Rule 3.05.1 of the Law School Rules.

If you have further questions about the program or are seeking advice about the field of law librarianship, you may contact Professor Steven M. Barkan, Director of the Law School's Law Library and faculty adviser to the Dual Degree Program.

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