Accelerated J.D. Program

General

Program Description

We designed our 2-Year Accelerated J.D. Program for seasoned professionals and highly qualified applicants seeking to enter the legal profession in less time than the traditional 3-year J.D. model.

Students in the 2-Year Program take classes year-round in four sessions (summer, fall, winter, spring) while having the opportunity to participate in:

  • 5 STUDENT JOURNALS
  • 10 CLINICS AND CLINICAL PRACTICUMS
  • SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS
  • MOOT COURT FELLOWSHIPS
  • STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
  • STUDY ABROAD

Application Process

Applying to the 2-Year Accelerated J.D. Program is similar to applying to our traditional J.D. Program.

No application will be considered complete for submission to the Admissions Committee until the following materials have been received and processed:

  • Completed Application
  • Personal statement
  • Required: Two letters of recommendation
  • Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Candidates for the 2-Year Program will be required to interview with the Dean of Admissions. This will give us an opportunity to learn more about the candidate’s desire to pursue the accelerated program and will give the candidate the opportunity to learn more about the program.

Applicants should register online through LSAC and select the 2-Year Accelerated J.D. Program on the application.

THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

Last updated Jan 2018

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