Rutgers, as the principal public research university of New Jersey, offers graduate and professional degree programs in virtually every major academic discipline, and the law faculty encourages interdisciplinary study offered by other graduate units of the University that is coordinated with the Juris Doctor program. At present, the following formal joint degree programs have been approved:
- J.D./M.B.A., in cooperation with the Business School
- J.D./M.A. in Criminal Justice, in cooperation with the School of Criminal Justice
- J.D./M.A. in Legal Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
- J.D./M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), in cooperation with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
- J.D./M.S.W., in cooperation with the School of Social Work.
Moreover, it is possible, on a case-by-case basis, to coordinate a program of study with many of the more than 100 graduate degree programs offered by Rutgers at the masters or doctoral level, with some of the credits earned in the other degree program credited towards the Juris Doctor degree. In addition to the joint degree programs, law students interested in international studies are eligible to enroll in the Master of Science or the Doctor of Philosophy in Global Affairs program, offered by the Rutgers–Newark Division of Global Affairs, and specially designed for those who have completed another professional degree. Also, the Law School and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School have agreed on a six year joint M.D./J.D. program.
Students who do not seek another graduate degree may nevertheless enroll in other graduate level courses in subjects related to law and transfer up to six credits to the Juris Doctor degree.