University Senate††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposed: April 30, 2004
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Adopted:
RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A DUAL JD/MPH PROGRAM
BETWEEN THE SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND LAW
WHEREAS,†††† the Education Committee of the University Senate has favorably reviewed the proposal from the School of Public Health to establish a dual degree program leading to the Masterís in Public Health at the School of Public Health and the Juris Doctor at the School of Law, and
WHEREAS,†††† the committee is satisfied that the proposal has the approval of the executive committees of the School of Public Health and of the School of Law and the support of the deans of the schools, as well as that of the provost, and
WHEREAS,†††† the expansion of the regulatory system governing health care has brought the need for legal understanding of the regulations, and
WHEREAS,†††† the program will train students in the fields of public health and of law to the extent of the training given in the individual programs, and
WHEREAS,†††† the program will place the university at the forefront of providing students with educational credentials that are recognized in multiple academic and employment fields and access to employment and alumni networks, and
WHEREAS,†††† the program will place its graduates at the forefront of a growing network of legally trained health care professionals;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,††††† that a dual degree program leading to the Masterís in Public Health at the School of Public Health and the Juris Doctor at the School of Law be established within the School of Public Health, Columbia University, with the provisos that the committee will review the program in five years and that both schools will adhere to the Senate guidelines for dual degree programs.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,†† that the Senate forward this resolution to the Trustees for appropriate action.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Committee on Education