Combining the strengths of Stanford Law School (SLS) with the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy (MIP), this joint degree provides students with the analytical tools and skills to function as lawyers, advocates, and policymakers on diverse international issues. Recipients of Stanford's joint J.D. and M.A. degree are prepared to practice law in the public sector as government officials, as lawyers working for nongovernmental organizations in such fields as international human rights and international environmental law, or in the private sector representing clients in transnational domains particularly sensitive to matters of public policy.