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This dual degree program with the School of Law is intended to prepare legal professionals for work in Latin America or with Latino populations in the US by combining legal training with Latin American language and area studies. The program enables students to develop professional skills directly applicable to Latin American nations and populations.

The program requires 80 credit hours of Law course work that must include 9 credit hours of international law; 24 credit hours of Latin American Studies course work, including a minimum of 9 hours in each of the two areas of chosen concentration; and a stand-alone 3 credit hour elective course containing subject matter linking Law and Latin American Studies.