Since 1870, Georgetown Law has been in legal education.

The department also participates, together with Collegium Civitas of Warsaw, Poland and the University of Tartu in Estonia, in a unique transatlantic multidisciplinary dual degree M.A. program in East-Central European area studies. Students from both sides of the Atlantic spend two academic semesters overseas and will complete relevant coursework at West Virginia University and one of the two European institutions. They also have the opportunity to acquire language training and gain valuable experience through professional internships.

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A survey in genetic health law, examining issues in rationing, rendering, harvesting, supply, demand, and destruction of human genetic components. Covers gene patenting, reproductive materials, and human behavior.

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This seminar provides students an in-depth look at current laws and policies that affect corporate governance and corporate accountability systems.

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PR: Student in the College of Law. This course addresses various subjects in modern international trade regulation including foreign direct investment, trade in goods, and technology, and multilateral versus regional international trade regulation.

HIST 550. West Virginia History. 3 Hours.

An examination of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing in shale deposits in the U.S. and abroad, considering economic, environmental, and social issues and how those issue impact laws and regulations.

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A historical overview of American constitutional law from 1786 to present day, focusing on that part of history that still influences present-day constitutional law decision making.

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Students seeking admission to the regular master of arts program should have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history. Applicants lacking this degree may be required to make up deficiencies. Application requirements include transcripts (a minimum of a 3.0 average in history courses is expected), three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, writing sample, résumé, and a combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the written section of the Graduate Record Examination General Aptitude Test (GRE).

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HIST 518. Twentieth Century German Central Europe. 3 Hours.

The M.A. in history (thesis or examination option) consists of thirty hours of coursework, of which no more than twelve hours may be at the 400 or 500-levels and the remainder at the 600 of higher level. Students who choose the thesis option must take one readings/research seminar sequence ( and higher) as part of their thirty credit hours of coursework. They are also required to write a master's thesis in consultation with their main faculty advisor. The thesis must be based on original research that demonstrates a critical engagement with the secondary literature and is developed in multiple chapters. Students must first prepare a thesis prospectus, which must be approved by their thesis committee, before writing and successfully defending the thesis in an oral examination. A maximum of six hours of credit for can be taken for writing the thesis.

HIST 517. German Central Europe: Empires, States and Nations, 1648-1900. 3 Hours.

HIST 526. History of Modern Japan. 3 Hours.

An examination of the disparate impact of environmental decision-making on minorities relating to enforcement of environmental laws and siting of toxic chemical and hazardous waste disposal by industrial facilities.