The Two-Year JD for Internationally Trained Lawyers allows professionals who already have a first degree in law to earn a JD in two years rather than three. It provides a more thorough immersion experience in US law and legal education than a one-year LLM program can provide. Admitted students take the first-year curriculum and are part of the incoming JD class. In the second year, students take mostly electives in research, classroom instruction, and experiential learning.
You are eligible to apply to our Two-Year JD for Internationally Trained Lawyers if you have a first degree in law from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of intended enrollment in SUNY Buffalo Law School. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS test. Language test scores must be dated within two years of enrollment at SUNY Buffalo Law School.
In addition to having broad and deep experience in a variety of practice contexts, our faculty is one of the most interdisciplinary in the United States. Approximately 30 percent of our faculty members hold PhD degrees in other fields. In total, 41 percent of our faculty members hold research doctorates, a figure surpassed by only a handful of other law schools in the United States. Our student to faculty ratio is 10:1. The community at SUNY Buffalo Law School is what you get when you put amazing and engaged professors in a law school small enough that students, staff, and professors have a genuine opportunity to get to know one another.
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Last updated September 9, 2015