Juris Doctor Master in International Affairs

General Information

The City College of New York, in conjunction with the CUNY School of Law, offers the following dual degree in law and international affairs:


Programs and Objectives

The JD/MIA program capitalizes on the CUNY School of Law’s nationally renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with the Colin Powell School’s internationally recognized scholarship addressing critical topics of societal concern from multiple intellectual perspectives. The dual program prepares lawyers to understand the political, economic, social and cultural dynamics of international affairs preparing them for careers working for governments, international organizations and international non-government organizations and enhancing their ability to function as social justice lawyers in an increasingly globalized environment.

The MIA portion of the program, housed at the Colin Powell School on CCNY’s campus, focuses on core issues in international policy, including: theories of international relations; international political economy, international law & organization; and security.