A joint degree in law and Management Science & Engineering (MS&E) enables lawyers and scholars to develop competence in a broad range of disciplines relevant to today’s business world—from information science and technology to economics, finance, and investment; from manufacturing to marketing; from public policy analysis to probability systems.
Stanford’s joint degree program in law and MS&E offers unique flexibility, breadth, and depth. For example, a student interested in practicing law for venture capital or start-up companies will benefit from the program’s offerings in entrepreneurship. Someone interested in a practice involved with derivatives or other modern financial instruments could pursue MS&E’s very strong finance-related program. Many possible areas of study, such as public policy analysis, environmental policy, and health policy, are relevant to careers in public service.
Opportunities for joint degree holders are as varied as the range of disciplines encompassed in these two joint degrees. An education in this area draws on the strength of Stanford’s Department of Management Science & Engineering as well as the broad excellence of Stanford University as a whole, and exposes students to intensive learning opportunities across campus. Students gain expertise on both the practical and technical sides of business, finance, public policy, engineering, and science. Because a joint degree in law and MS&E is highly customizable, it can be tailored to address each student’s aspirations.