The Juris Doctor degree requires 88 semester hours of course credit, of which 76 are law school semester hours and 12 of which are taken in the School of Social Work.

The Master of Social Work degree requires 60 semester hours of course credit, of which 48 are social work semester hours and 12 of which are taken at the School of Law.

The law courses available for credit in the MSW program are listed in Appendix II of the Memorandum of Agreement between Springfield College and Western New England University.  Because the curriculum changes from time, the deans of the respective programs review the courses available for cross-credit and revise the list on an annual basis.  Here is the list for the 2012-2013 academic year:

Law Courses Listed as Approved in
Appendix II of Memorandum of Agreement

Course Name Credits
Family Law

3

Immigration Law

3

Consumer Protection

2

Employment Discrimination

2

Health Law: The Physician-Patient Relationship

3

Juvenile Justice

2

Landlord and Tenant

2

Legal Services Clinic

6

Trusts and Estates

3

Worker’s Compensation

2

Health Care Systems Law

2

Law and Education

4/2

Representing Children

2

Law Courses not Included in Appendix II
which Appear Suitable for Cross-Credit

Civil Rights

3

Elder Law

2

Poverty Law

2

Negotiation: Strategies & Practice

2

Employment Law

2

Law Courses not Included in Appendix II
which Might be Suitable for Cross-Credit

Employee Benefits 

2

Medical Malpractice

2

Bankruptcy

3

Insurance Law

2

Law & Terrorism

3

Clinical Law Courses not Included in Appendix II
which Appear Suitable for Cross- Credit

 

Consumer Protection Clinic

4

Clinical Externship

2