This program combines into four years and one summer of full-time study the Juris Doctor program offered by the School of Law and the Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REES) MA Concentration, which is a collaborative program between CREES and KU's Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies. The Master's Degree is in Slavic Languages & Literatures but the REES concentration provides advanced training in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. 

Growing U.S. interaction with the REES region provides a need for lawyers with active knowledge and skills in the target language, culture, and political and legal tradition. In addition to a greater ability to work with clients from various backgrounds, a joint degree in law and Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies opens many doors for its recipients, including opportunities in international trade and finance, immigration law, human rights advocacy, government service, and other related fields.

To earn a joint join degree in law and REES, students must be admitted by both the School of Law and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. For more information, contact CREES, crees@ku.edu.