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A Juris Doctor is an advanced degree designed for students interested in pursuing professions as lawyers, counselor, and other legal professions.  This course of study is often combined with other advanced degree programs, and it is available from universities around the globe.

The Juris Doctor (also referred to as Doctor of Law or Doctor of Jurisprudence) is the highest professional graduate degree in the field of Law. The Juris Doctor degree is often abbreviated JD.

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Juris Doctor (JD)

Singapore Management University
Campus 3 years August 2017 Singapore

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) programme is a graduate programme that leads to a first degree in law. It is designed for persons who hold [+]

Best Part time Juris Doctor Programs in JD 2017. The Juris Doctor (J.D.) programme is a graduate programme that leads to a first degree in law. It is designed for persons who hold undergraduate degrees in other disciplines and for those who hold degrees in law from civil law countries. Many students have several years of work experience. The programme is characterised by interactive (Socratic) teaching that helps students develop analytical, problem-solving, interdisciplinary and comparative law skills. These skills are essential for excelling in today’s highly competitive legal and corporate environments. A rigorous curriculum is taught by an international faculty that includes teachers with backgrounds in practice, government and the judiciary. Admission Requirements Applicants should have completed at least three years of full-time undergraduate education. - If you are a non-law graduate, the admission requirement is: At least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree qualification - If you are a law graduate from a civil law country or a non-gazetted common law university, the admission requirement is: At least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree qualification English Proficency Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL/IELTS/SAT test is required if the medium of instruction in the applicant's undergraduate education was not in English. Applicants must have obtained a minimum combined score of 1400 for both Critical Reading and Writing Components of the SAT Test. Applicants who are intending to take TOEFL or IELTS, please note the following minimum scores: - TOEFL (Paper-based): 550 - TOEFL (Computer-based): 213 - TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 80 - IELTS: Overall band of 7.5 - Scores must not be more than two years old. Fees Application Fee A S$50 non-refundable fee is to made upon application to the programme. Registration Fee A S$400 (Singaporean/PR)/S$500 (Foreigner) non-refundable fee is to be paid on acceptance to the programme. The registration fee covers matriculation, examination fees, library and computer account. Tuition Fees S$68,000 in 4 instalments The tuition fee is payable by instalments. Tuition fees are locked in once a student enters the J.D. programme. The Singapore Management University reserves the right to alter tuition fees for the new incoming cohorts when required. [-]

Juris Doctor

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus 3 years September 2017 Qatar Doha

programHamad bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program delivers a unique model of graduate legal education to meet the needs of Qatar and the region The JD is the first-of-its-kind graduate law degree in the MENA region and has been created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University School of Law. It is the standard first professional graduate law degree in the U.S. as well as an increasing number of other countries. A JD differs from an undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject (including law). [+]

Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program delivers a unique model of graduate legal education to meet the needs of Qatar and the region The JD is the first-of-its-kind graduate law degree in the MENA region and has been created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University School of Law. It is the standard first professional graduate law degree in the U.S. as well as an increasing number of other countries. A JD differs from an undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject (including law). The JD is comparable with the best of those offered internationally and equips its graduates with a high level of legal knowledge and the skills that go with such knowledge, thereby enabling them to make the most of a wide range of career options in the public sector, multinational institutions, and in academia. Program focus: An in-depth look at the conceptual theory of law: why are laws made and how have the different legal systems around the law developed? How do different systems differ and where are the similarities? Students will be given a comprehensive education in the function of law, whether in Qatar, the region, or internationally. There will be considerable focus on the application of law, ensuring that practical skills are developed, in addition to theoretical understanding of legal issues and concepts. [-]

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Part time 5 years August 2017 USA Dallas

The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest post-graduate law degree offered by the Dedman School of Law. The S.J.D is primarily a research and writing degree (as opposed to a course-oriented degree such as the LL.M. degree) during which the S.J.D. candidate conducts extensive postgraduate-level legal research with a view toward submitting an acceptable doctoral dissertation of publishable quality within a five-year period. This program is intended for highly qualified candidates seeking a legal academic career or a high level, policy-oriented governmental or inter-governmental position. [+]

Best Part time Juris Doctor Programs in JD 2017. The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest post-graduate law degree offered by the Dedman School of Law. The S.J.D is primarily a research and writing degree (as opposed to a course-oriented degree such as the LL.M. degree) during which the S.J.D. candidate conducts extensive postgraduate-level legal research with a view toward submitting an acceptable doctoral dissertation of publishable quality within a five-year period. This program is intended for highly qualified candidates seeking a legal academic career or a high level, policy-oriented governmental or inter-governmental position. Within a five-year period from first matriculation as an S.J.D. candidate, the S.J.D. candidate must satisfy the following requirements: Completion of the two-year probationary period described above. Submission of a doctoral dissertation of at least 80,000 words but no more than 100,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding Bibliography, Front Pages, Table of Contents and any Annexes or Appendices) on a coherent, analytical, and focused theme of a substantially legal nature; or submission of an equivalent doctoral dissertation in the form of a series of interrelated articles/chapters on a more general topic, but which collectively comprises a topically coherent volume. The dissertation must constitute the original work product of the S.J.D. candidate. The dissertation must represent and show evidence of substantial doctoral-level research work. The dissertation must display significant legal analyses on a doctoral-level subject. The dissertation must be of a publishable quality according to acceptable U.S. law review standards. The dissertation must make a substantial contribution to the advancement of the understanding of the relevant research subject matter. It is within the discretion of a S.J.D. candidate's Supervisory Committee to require a viva voce (i.e., oral examination), at which the S.J.D. candidate will be asked "to defend" orally his/her dissertation in the presence of the members of the Supervisory Committee. The dissertation must be approved by each member of the Supervisory Committee. The award of the S.J.D. requires approvals of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, the Law Faculty, and University. Such decisions cannot be appealed, except as provided below. If the S.J.D. candidate's doctoral dissertation is not approved, the Graduate Committee will provide the S.J.D. candidate with an explanation of the reasons why it was disapproved; and the S.J.D. candidate then will be given one further twelve-month period within which to endeavor to satisfy such comments and to resubmit a revised dissertation. If the S.J.D. candidate then does not within the twelve-month period satisfy all doctoral requirements, the person is withdrawn from the S.J.D. program. Primary Supervisor. The applicant must obtain as a Primary Supervisor who is a faculty member of the SMU Dedman School of Law. The Primary Supervisor must have particular expertise in the S.J.D. candidate's general area of doctoral research. Statement of Subject of Dissertation. The applicant, with the assistance of the Primary Supervisor, must submit a document of no more than 2,000 - 3,000 words explaining the research topic the applicant will undertake for the purpose of preparing the dissertation. Admission to the S.J.D. Program An applicant who is granted admission to the S.J.D. program initially is admitted in a probationary status. The S.J.D. candidate must demonstrate progress towards completion of the requirements for the degree to continue as an S.J.D. candidate. The S.J.D. candidate is matriculated as of the first day of the first semester in which the S.J.D. candidate commences the S.J.D. program. Tuition and Fees For the first year of the program, S.J.D. candidates will be charged the equivalent of full-time tuition and fees applicable to LL.M. students. Thereafter, S.J.D. candidates will be assessed a special fee for each fall and spring term up until approval of the final dissertation. This fee will be set at the beginning of each term. There are no Law School scholarships or research/teaching assistantships available for the S.J.D. degree. On an individual basis, an S.J.D. candidate may apply to be the research assistant of a particular faculty member, but any such arrangement must be made individually with the faculty member, who reserves full discretion in such a matter. S.J.D. DEGREE Within a five-year period from first matriculation as an S.J.D. candidate, the S.J.D. candidate must satisfy the following requirements: Completion of the two-year probationary period described above. Submission of a doctoral dissertation of at least 80,000 words but no more than 100,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding Bibliography, Front Pages, Table of Contents and any Annexes or Appendices) on a coherent, analytical, and focused theme of a substantially legal nature; or submission of an equivalent doctoral dissertation in the form of a series of interrelated articles/chapters on a more general topic, but which collectively comprises a topically coherent volume. The dissertation must constitute the original work product of the S.J.D. candidate. The dissertation must represent and show evidence of substantial doctoral-level research work. The dissertation must display significant legal analyses on a doctoral-level subject. The dissertation must be of a publishable quality according to acceptable U.S. law review standards. The dissertation must make a substantial contribution to the advancement of the understanding of the relevant research subject matter. It is within the discretion of a S.J.D. candidate's Supervisory Committee to require a viva voce (i.e., oral examination), at which the S.J.D. candidate will be asked "to defend" orally his/her dissertation in the presence of the members of the Supervisory Committee. The dissertation must be approved by each member of the Supervisory Committee. The award of the S.J.D. requires approvals of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, the Law Faculty, and University. Such decisions cannot be appealed, except as provided below. If the S.J.D. candidate's doctoral dissertation is not approved, the Graduate Committee will provide the S.J.D. candidate with an explanation of the reasons why it was disapproved; and the S.J.D. candidate then will be given one further twelve-month period within which to endeavor to satisfy such comments and to resubmit a revised dissertation. If the S.J.D. candidate then does not within the twelve-month period satisfy all doctoral requirements, the person is withdrawn from the S.J.D. program. The J.D. is the basic law degree for U.S. law students. For this reason, SMU Dedman School of Law does not normally consider the degree appropriate for international students already possessing basic law degrees within their home countries. However, in a limited number of instances, international students who have graduated with distinction in the LL.M. program of SMU Law and who can demonstrate legitimate graduate study objectives for furthering their careers in their home countries may be considered for admission to the J.D. program. These students are not required to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Admission under such conditions will normally entail an additional study of 72-87 credit hours. Advanced credit, if any, is based upon the student’s foreign law study, not on the LL.M. credit.​ For more information on this program, email bheine@smu.edu. About Founded in 1925, SMU Dedman School of Law is a top-ranked tier-one private law school located in Dallas, Texas, and is situated in a tree-lined neighborhood, just minutes from the city center.  Established in 1949, the law school's graduate degree law programs have played an important role in training some of the foremost leaders around the world. We are proud our global alumni network - more than 2,000 graduates from 80 countries who hold prominent positions in government, legal practice, business, the judiciary, and legal education worldwide. 
 Exceptional Graduate Degree Programs SMU Dedman School of Law offers graduate degree programs for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers. The LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs enhance careers in the private practice of law, teaching, and public service by teaching analysis and problem-solving skills for meeting the complex demands of our world. The programs increase the student’s understanding of legal theory and policies, broaden the student’s legal horizons, and encourage the development of legal research and writing skills. 
Studying in Vibrant Dallas, Texas SMU Dedman Law offers international students an opportunity to become part of a vibrant, diverse, scholarly community with the advantage of studying in Dallas - not only an international business center, but a dynamic cultural center situated midway between the east and west coast of the United States in a region known for its mild, sunny climate.  Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is a sophisticated city with a thriving job market, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. It is a great place to live and study! 

Globally Recognized Faculty The faculty includes scholars and innovators in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, national security law, oil and gas law, public interest law, and tax law. These scholars regularly engage the world by appearing before congressional committees, working with state and federal regulatory agencies, arguing before state and federal courts, working with corporate executives and nonprofits, and regularly appearing in the media to translate their research or offer commentary on important stories of the day. Studying law at SMU gives students access to an exceptional faculty engaged in timely and cutting-edge research often informed by years of experience. Learning Experience In addition to our diverse curriculum, students are invited to take advantage of the many activities outside the classroom. At SMU Dedman Law, your learning experience will be enriched through year-round international conferences and lectures, bringing prominent international figures to campus to discuss current global legal issues.  International LL.M. students take classes with American J.D. students and participate in our Inns of Court Program - a program that is introduced during orientation where students connect in small groups with fellow classmates, faculty, student leaders, career advisors, and alumni for a community experience throughout their time at SMU Dedman School of Law. A faculty member will serve as your personal academic advisor. Practicing lawyers from the Dallas Bar Association International Law section also serve as mentors for our students. Internationally Prominent Alumni International graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law have made an impact all over the world. Our international alumni network includes more than 2000 graduates in more than 80 countries. These professionals can be found at the highest levels of government, legal practice, and business. SMU’s international alumni represent a broad spectrum of legal systems, including those from Central and South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. We strive for global geographic diversity in our student enrollments, and provide a high degree of individual attention and support for each international student. Sobchok Sukharomna ’81 Supreme Court President, Thailand Dr. Shen Shiaoming ’81 International Legal Consultant for  Mackenzie & Albritton LLP The Honorable S.M. Krishna ’59 Minister for External Affairs for India (2009-2012) Siriporn Chaiyasuta ’85 General Counsel, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and  Middle East Exploration & Production Limited Moath Alhussain ’11 Assoc. Counsel, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Antonio M. Garza ’83 Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Dr. Helmut Sohmen ’66 Chairman and President, BW Group Dr. Hassan Okour ’07 Former Dean, Qatar Law School Jinsung Lee ’88 Justice, Constitutional Court of Korea Yukio Horigome ’71 Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan Hans Heppe ‘97 International Partner, Locke Lord LLP Honorary German Consul Student Life The law school is located on the northwest corner of SMU’s main campus – with the classroom buildings, administration building and law library forming what is called the “Law Quad.” This ideal location provides easy access to many of SMU’s wonderful student resources, including dining services, a premier fitness center, and health services center. [-]

Juris Doctor

Bond University
Campus 108 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

The Juris Doctor is a professional legal qualification which prepares you to become a legal professional in the corporate, government, community or not for profit sectors, both within Australia and overseas. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A prior degree in any discipline. Applicants are required to have at least a 70 per cent grade average in an undergraduate degree. Consideration is also given to relevant work experience and referees’ reports on the suitability of the applicant for studying law. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Juris Doctor is a professional legal qualification which prepares you to become a legal professional in the corporate, government, community or not for profit sectors, both within Australia and overseas. Bond’s Juris Doctor provides an engaging learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Our unique integrated Legal Skills Program is part of the Juris Doctor and focuses on core skills essential to the practice of law. The individual modules are taught in conjunction with relevant legal subjects over a number of semesters during your degree. These include: Oral communication and presentation Legal research and analysis Legal writing and drafting Negotiation PROGRAM STRUCTURE Compulsory Law Subjects (20) The 20 compulsory subjects cover all the ‘Priestley Eleven’ areas required to practise law in Australia. Administrative Law Australian Legal System Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts* Business Associations Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Corporations Law Criminal Law and Procedure A Criminal Law and Procedure B Equity Evidence Land Law Law of Civil Remedies Law of Obligations Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct* Legal Skills Personal Property Transactions Principles of Contractual Liability Principles of Tortious Liability Property Law Law Elective Subjects (5) A wide range of law elective subjects are offered. Various specialisations are available, including: Canadian Law and Practice Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice Dispute Resolution International Business and Finance Law Legal Practice *Half-unit subject. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCEClinical legal subjects are available as electives, with students placed in legal settings, working under the supervision of a practising lawyer. The faculty also encourages you to complete clerkships or internships with law firms during your holidays, but these do not form part of program requirements. Our career development specialists are available to assist you in your search for a suitable placement. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Some students will plan to seek admission as a lawyer on the completion of their Juris Doctor, while others will be well established in their careers and will be undertaking the Juris Doctor in order to enhance their career options. The Bond Law Juris Doctor is specifically designed to develop well rounded legal practitioners equipped with the practical legal skills to take leading positions in both the public and private sectors. Our graduates are employed in top tier law firms throughout Australia and across 38 countries (including the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Scandinavia, France, China and Malaysia) as solicitors in private practice, associates to Supreme and High Court justices, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel academics and business leaders. You are encouraged to focus on the specific areas of study that you feel best serve your future career path. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION In conjunction with further study (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) and meeting the requirements of the Legal Practitioner Boards of the various Australian states and territories, the Juris Doctor is an approved degree for purposes of admission as a legal practitioner. This degree can also be used to gain admission in certain other jurisdictions; however, you are advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which you wish to practise. FURTHER POSTGRADUATE STUDY Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also know as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your law degree and becoming a practising lawyer in under a year. You’ll also receive extensive , individualised help to find a placement. [-]

Juris Doctor

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Part time 3 - 5.5 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Juris Doctor (JD) is a graduate law degree that builds on the established reputation of UTS: Law to provide high-calibre, graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law. It is specifically designed for graduates of disciplines other than law. The Juris Doctor qualifies as an Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 master's degree. The flexible nature of the JD allows students to work while they study and to tailor their workload to suit professional and personal commitments. [+]

The JD offers an alternative pathway to practise as a lawyer for graduates who have successfully completed a first degree. In a globalised environment, the JD is internationally recognised as a graduate-level law qualification. UTS: Law integrates flexible learning options, including day and night classes, block intensive classes and online learning.

Career options include, but are not limited to, lawyer within a private firm, government department or community law centre, regulatory affairs and policy adviser in the public or private sector or legal specialisation related to students' previous degree or enhanced career options within an existing professional sphere.

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2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Law Graduates

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Central Islip

This program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree in two years. This program is ideal for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the American Legal principals and who want to have access to the bar exam not just in New York State but in all 50 U.S. States. [+]

This program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree in two years. This program is ideal for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the American Legal principals and who want to have access to the bar exam not just in New York State but in all 50 U.S. States. Admission to the Two-Year J.D. Program requires: Successful completion of a degree from an accredited law school in a country other than the United States Submission of a Touro Law Center Application for Admission Completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and subscription through LSAC to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)* *The LSAT is given each year in February, June, September/October, and December. Students may register for any test date and still be considered for the upcoming class, as long as their applications can be completed in time to be considered for the desired date of law school entry. Qualifications for Admission to the Bar In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. [-]

Juris Doctor

Albany Law School
Campus 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA Albany

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the first professional law degree awarded to a student who has successfully completed the study of law. Albany Law School offers three- and four-year programs leading to a J.D. degree. [+]

Best Part time Juris Doctor Programs in JD 2017. The Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the first professional law degree awarded to a student who has successfully completed the study of law. Albany Law School offers three- and four-year programs leading to a J.D. degree. The oldest independent law school in North America, Albany Law has been educating students and producing superb lawyers for more than 160 years. As the only law school within 100 miles of the capital of New York State, Albany Law offers students access to the state and federal courts, the legislature, state agencies and a strong private sector. Here you will find an intellectually rigorous curriculum in a highly supportive environment; a close-knit community of dedicated students; and accessible faculty. Albany Law is home to an extensive clinical program and dynamic law centers that serve the community and provide you with opportunities to engage in meaningful law practice. Though we emphasize the value of a broad-based education, Albany Law School offers concentrations for students wishing to focus their fields of study on particular areas of interest. Albany Law School also offers Joint Degree Programs in cooperation with several local institutions. J.D. Application & Requirements Financial Aid Information Joint Degree Programs Courses Concentrations Joint degree offerings include: J.D./Master of Arts in Bioethics J.D./Master of Business Administration J.D./Master of Public Administration J.D./Master of Regional Planning J.D./Master of Social Work The Admissions Office staff is dedicated to assisting you through the application process. We are available to answer your questions and concerns, and encourage you to contact us. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m EST/EDT. Please e-mail us at admissions@albanylaw.edu or call (518) 445-2326. Juris Doctor Applicants Albany Law School welcomes applicants with a strong record of academic success, life experiences that show a capacity to successfully handle challenges, and a high level of motivation to study law. Because a large part of the Albany Law educational experience comes through interaction among students, each year we enroll a class of qualified individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to add to our diverse campus community. J.D. Law Degree Academic Requirements Applicants for admission as candidates for the Juris Doctor degree must hold, or have completed the requirements for, a baccalaureate or higher degree granted by a regionally accredited institution, containing at least 45 semester hours in liberal arts and sciences. Applicants without a baccalaureate degree are admitted only with exceptional academic credentials. In such a case, the applicant must have successfully completed three-fourths of the coursework toward a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited institution. International students are required to maintain legal immigration status throughout their stay in the U.S. You can download the Student Guide to the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Merely meeting the minimal requirements does not, however, guarantee admission. Because the Albany Law receives many more applications from persons adequately equipped for the study of law than can be accepted, the Albany Law School Admissions Committee selects those it determines can most benefit from and contribute to the academic program. Transfer Applicants Students currently enrolled in an accredited law school may apply for admission with advanced standing. The number of transfer applicants that we accept depends on the number of spots available in the second-year class. For more information, please visit our transfer admissions page. [-]

Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia. [+]

The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia. Offered at a postgraduate level, the Juris Doctor (JD) prepares you to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Graduates can gain entry into the legal profession without any further study. When undertaking the JD, you will simultaneously complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). The combined JD/GDLP means that you will develop high level academic and legal skills, while also gaining practical and real-world experience. The ability to achieve both qualifications at once differentiates the Newcastle JD from other JD programs. Embedding the GDLP within the JD program is also extremely cost-effective, as you graduate ready to practice. At the same time, the Newcastle area provides quality of life and affordable living options for students, making it an ideal location to undertake post-graduate study. While completing your JD at the Newcastle Law School, you will also contribute to the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing an important service to the community. In today’s competitive employment market, employers are looking for highly qualified graduates with a wide range of skills. Even if you do not want to become a lawyer, a JD degree will provide you with a multifaceted skill and knowledge base to help you in your chosen career. It will enhance your academic and professional qualifications and make you a more desirable employee. Experience a personalised learning environment You will study in a collegial, interactive learning community with highly qualified and award-winning academic staff dedicated to your success. Because of the small cohort size of Newcastle Law School’s JD Program, you will experience a friendly and supportive study environment. You will also benefit from a balanced student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalised approach to teaching-and-learning and ensures that you will get to know the academic staff at the school. You can expect: Interactive seminar classes Dedicated and accessible teachers A collegial student community An international network of students and alumni who can help you advance your career The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales. Is it for you? First-rate classroom tuition combined with practical, hands-on experience prepares and qualifies you to enter legal practice immediately after completing your Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. The University of Newcastle's law school is the first in Australia to offer an integrated learning experience. Your degree integrates experiential learning and skills training with the conventional legal curriculum, including a wide range of elective courses. Professional placement The University of Newcastle's Legal Centre encourages you to pursue professional placements at external law firms and other organisations that you may be interested in joining at the completion of your studies. To help you arrange placements, you can take advantage of the many external relationships held by the University. Gain experience through national competitions University of Newcastle law students have a competitive reputation and frequently excel in national law competitions. Recent highlights include: 2013 – Grand finalist in the ALSA mooting competition 2012 - Two students represented Australia in the International Client Counselling Competition in Dublin 2011 - Grand finalists in the ALSA client interviewing competition 2008 - Won the prestigious Kirby Cup at the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) conference. The Kirby Cup, named in honour of cup sponsor Justice Michael Kirby, tests your ability to argue a case for law reform based on real issues of social concern. Career Pathways Graduating with the Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice gives you the skills and knowledge to practice as a lawyer, and is also the springboard to a range of exciting non-legal careers. As a graduate you will have the flexibility to tailor a career path that matches your professional, financial and lifestyle aspirations. You will also receive an excellent general education, giving you an understanding of how society functions, and equipping you with analytical and logical reasoning skills. From the boardroom or political campaign trail, to the journalist’s desk or United Nations headquarters, a law degree from the University of Newcastle can lead you almost anywhere. Professional accreditation Students will be eligible to practice law in Australia upon completion of the program. Practice as a lawyer Lawyers are responsible for providing clients with legal advice and expertise. This includes helping clients with legal problems, advising them of their legal rights and obligations, and drafting documents such as contracts, affidavits and other court forms. Lawyers also appear in Court and as advocates to represent their clients and run hearings. Depending on your employment situation, you may practice across a variety of different areas or choose to specialise in one or two areas. Traditional practice areas include: Civil litigation Commercial law Criminal law Family law Personal injury Property law Tax law Wills and estates Our society is governed by laws and regulations. Therefore, it is not surprising that political, social and technological developments often give rise to new legal practice areas. As a lawyer, you can also practice in developing areas such as: Computer and internet law Climate change law Energy and resource law Human rights law International law Sports law Become a barrister Instead of becoming a lawyer, you can practice law as a barrister. Barristers provide clients with expert legal advice and usually specialise in only one or two areas of the law. Your primary role as a barrister is to be an advocate for your client and to take responsibility for arguing a case before the court. The best barristers have a reputation as being eloquent public speakers, and usually have an excellent understanding of procedure, tactics and the rules of evidence. As a barrister, you are often involved in more complex legal matters. You may often give advice on the drafting of forms and documents, but are rarely involved in the initial preparatory work of a case. It is typically a client’s lawyer who will engage a barrister to provide expert counsel, particularly when it is clear that a matter is going to proceed to a hearing. Many barristers first practice as lawyers to gain the necessary experience and professional connections before joining the Bar. Go into private practice Working in private practice ranges from being an employee, owner or partner in a sole practitioner firm to working in a large, top-tier firm with international offices, dozens of partners and hundreds of employees. Become a government lawyer Government lawyers perform a variety of duties depending on the role of the department in which they are employed. For example, lawyers employed by the Department of Defence may have to advise on international and military law. Government lawyers are also involved in research, policy development, law reform and drafting legislation. Pursue corporate or 'in-house' law Large corporations employ lawyers to provide legal services tailored exclusively to their business needs. These services may include representation in litigation matters, company law advice, advice on complying with occupational health and safety laws, and drafting contracts and other company documents. Work in legal aid/ community legal centres These organisations provide legal services to members of the community who are disadvantaged or who cannot afford to pay for legal advice. Pursue a non-legal career The Juris Doctor (JD) not only opens doors to legal professions, it provides you with professional skills and values that are valued by many other industries. Employers generally consider law graduates to be highly intelligent, critical thinkers with excellent work ethics. As a Juris Doctor (JD) graduate, you will be highly competitive in the business and corporate sector because of your task management skills, knowledge of corporate law and negotiation skills. Your analytical problem solving skills and critical thinking abilities will also be highly valued. A law degree also demonstrates a commitment to justice, equality and the rule of law - qualities which are valued by national and international non-governmental organisations, and by government departments and political bodies. Specialisations The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice comprises 280 units (i.e 28 x 10 unit courses), which includes 200 units of core courses including the Legal Practice courses, plus 80 units of directed courses chosen from a list of 31 courses (subject to availability). Students can choose directed courses that they are interested in from a range of areas including: Advanced Corporate Governance Advanced Criminal Law Advanced Legal Research Project Advanced Public International Law Advocacy Skills Client Interviewing and Negotiation Skills Commercial Dispute Resolution Commercial Law Competition Law and Policy Consumer Credit and Personal Insolvency Law Clinic Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights Crime and Society Criminal Law Clinic Employment Law Environmental Law Environmental/Natural Resources Law Clinic Family Law Financial Services Regulation Global Administrative Law Intellectual Property Law International Child and Family Law International Climate Change law and Policy International Environmental Law and Policy International Human Rights Law International Private Law Internet Law Legal Theory Mining Law Refugee/Migration Law Clinic Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic Taxation Law Custom legal clinics You will gain in-depth practical experience by participating in customised Legal Clinics exploring the below areas. Consumer credit Specialised understanding of the fundamental concepts of consumer credit and bankruptcy law will be developed in this clinic where cases involving persons who are dealing with unmanageable debts and the prospect of personal insolvency will be considered. Research, communication, drafting and advocacy skills will be developed in the specific context of credit and bankruptcy law but will also be transferable to other legal contexts. Criminal law Opportunities will be presented to participate in defence work preparing cases and assisting in representation of clients at the local courts in the Newcastle area under the supervision of a Legal Centre lawyer. Skills will be developed in client interviewing, fact investigation, strategy, tactics and ethics in criminal defence work, which will also be transferable to other litigation contexts. Natural resources law Experience practical application through both litigious and non-litigious enforcement practices of the key legislative instruments relevant to Australia’s natural resources – water, native vegetation, forests, minerals, threatened species and land. This clinic will also consider policy making in the environmental and natural resources law field where experience may be gained in drafting submissions to law reform commissions, parliamentary bodies and other organisations. Public interest law Social justice and public interest legal cases will form the basis of the practice in this clinic where opportunities will be presented to develop communication, research, drafting and advocacy skills in the context of these interesting cases. Refugee/migration law Develop skills in dealing with principles, concepts, issues, problems and dilemmas faced in migration law and in claims for asylum. This clinic will involve the potential for gaining experience in communication with clients and organisations, human rights advocacy, detailed legal research and drafting law reform submissions. Admission Requirements Entry to the JD/GradDipLegPrac is available to students who meet the following entry requirements: Applicants for the combined Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice must have successfully completed a tertiary qualification of 3-year Level 7 Bachelor Degree other than Law from a recognised institution; or other tertiary qualification from a recognised institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

JD (full time)

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus September 2017 USA Washington

The decision to attend law school remains a sound, smart, and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. In a complex world facing many serious challenges, the need for competent, ethical, and compassionate legal practitioners is stronger than ever. [+]

Best Part time Juris Doctor Programs in JD 2017. Admissions The decision to attend law school remains a sound, smart, and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. In a complex world facing many serious challenges, the need for competent, ethical, and compassionate legal practitioners is stronger than ever. Located near the heart of Washington, D.C., a city like no other and the center of our nation’s legal system, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) is among the best choices you can make if your goal is to graduate with the skills — such as critical legal analysis, legal writing, and effective oral advocacy—that are essential to successful legal practice in the 21st century. At every turn, our approach to legal education can be summarized with three words: practical, focused, and connected. Practical means you will learn by doing; focused offers the chance to choose among many different areas of legal study for academic emphasis; connected describes professors who take a personal interest in you, students who treat each other like family, and a supportive alumni network. Application Overview Applying for First Year Admission To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have received an undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional associations and demonstrated satisfactory performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The preferred deadline for applicants to both day and evening divisions is March 15. First year students begin their studies only in the fall semester. In most cases applications are complete when the following has been received: The application with a $65 non-refundable application fee (The application fee for the current recruitment cycle has been waived); Personal Statement; An official report from the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report containing a transcript analysis and LSAT score. At least one but nor more than two letters of recommendation. All letters must be submitted directly to LSAC. A note to international applicants: Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States or Canada must be evaluated by an organization such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. We will also accept international transcripts through the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service. Please note that applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate education was not received in a school where English is the language of instruction, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The results should be forwarded directly to the Law School. Concentrations Concentrations encourage and support increased academic focus within a field of interest, but do not result in a certification. They include foundational requirements, a menu of electives, one upper division writing requirement, and a transition to practice course requirement. Each concentration has a designated faculty member as its coordinator to advise students concerning course selection. CUA Law offers concentrations in the following practice areas: Civil Litigation A concentration in Civil Litigation combines an opportunity to master legal doctrine with the platform to acquire skills like brief drafting, direct and cross examination of witnesses, and oral argument at both the trial and appellate level. Criminal Litigation The Criminal Litigation concentration informs employers that the student possesses the skills, experience, and training necessary to immediately begin work in a courtroom as a prosecutor, defender, or judicial law clerk. At the concentration’s core is the hands-on experience a student receives in actual litigation. Family Law The nation has a growing need for accomplished lawyers to who can practice family law in a variety of settings, including law firms, legal service providers, and child welfare agencies. This concentration prepares students by offering a wide variety of specialized courses and training. Intellectual Property Technology is constantly evolving and a thorough grounding in intellectual property will help all attorneys. This IP concentration offers a diverse curriculum, including classes focusing on patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, international intellectual property, cyber law, art law, and entertainment law. Labor and Employment The Labor and Employment concentration will assist motivated students to pursue careers well-versed in every aspect of this fascinating and dynamic area of law. Coursework is a mix of mandatory and electives classes, covering such topics as Gender, Law and Policy; Immigration Law and Policy; Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector; and Legal Rights of People with Disabilities. Securities Regulation This concentration program is designed to satisfy the interests and provide the professional preparation for those students who find fascination in exploring how business and industry create the means to finance their operations. [-]

First Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program in China

Peking University School of Transnational Law
Campus 3 years September 2017 China Shenzhen

Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree., pursuant to a three year full-time program based on a curriculum comparable to that offered in United States J.D. programs. [+]

Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, pursuant to a three-year full-time program based on a J.D. curriculum comparable to that offered in United States. The language of instruction is English. The program also includes an elective fourth year course, devoted to a survey of Chinese law, with instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Courses in Chinese law are mainly open to students from Mainland China or whose first language is Chinese. Both curriculums emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations. Application Prerequisites Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, and have attained a bachelor’s degree. Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English proficiency—TOFEL or IELTS scores. Applicants must take the LSAT before March 2016. Application Fee The application fee is 800 RMB, non-refundable (sent with the application materials by post). Application Deadline The application for fall 2016 admission will be available from Sep 1, 2015, and the deadline for application submission for registration in Fall 2016 will be March 31, 2016. To receive a decision by early fall 2016, you must complete your application and ensure that all required documents are received on or before March 31, 2016 by the STL Admissions Office. Tuition and Expenses Tuition is 120,000 RMB per year and payable in the first week of each academic year. In addition, expenses for room and board for a student residing on campus are estimated to 9,600 RMB/year for single rooms, and 3,600 RMB/year for double rooms. [-]

Juris Doctorate

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Chicago

The juris doctor (JD) degree is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements: [+]

Juris DoctorateGeneral JD Program Requirements:The juris doctor (JD) degree is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements:

    earned credit for at least 90 semester hours of law study     obtained an overall GPA of 2.25 or better     earned a minimum of three clinical/externship credit hours

JD Certificate ProgramsWhile our core courses provide foundational knowledge of the law, JD candidates are encouraged to specialize their elective coursework to earn a certificate in one of the following areas:

    Alternative Dispute Resolution     Elder Law     Health Law     Intellectual Property Law     International Human Rights     Sustainability     Trial Advocacy ... [-]

JD Program

Brooklyn Law School
Campus 2 - 4 years May 2017 USA Brooklyn

Brooklyn Law School is the first institution in the New York metropolitan area to enable students to earn a J.D. in 2 years, and the only law school in the area to offer a range of flexible 2-, 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- or 4-year options to adapt to all prospective students’ needs. [+]

JD Program

 

Brooklyn Law School is the first institution in the New York metropolitan area to enable students to earn a J.D. in 2 years, and the only law school in the area to offer a range of flexible 2-, 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- or 4-year options to adapt to all prospective students’ needs. These options include:

 

the accelerated 2-year J.D. program, now open to applicants;

 

the standard 3-year J.D. program; or,

 

the extended 4-year J.D. program

 

Across all options, students have the flexibility to choose their preferred time frame. For example, candidates may apply to either the 2- or 3-year programs, or to both. Students may also extend their program by a semester or more, or – for those in the 3- or 4-year programs – graduate one semester early.... [-]


Juris Doctor

Penn State's Dickinson Law
Campus 3 years Open Enrollment USA Carlisle

Our reimagined J.D. program merges theory, doctrine, and experiential learning to produce practice-ready lawyers. Our 1L curriculum introduces both lawyering skills and extra-legal competencies. Then, your upper-level “The Lawyer As…” curriculum begins to shape your career with a concentrated focus on specific areas of legal practice. Courses are taught by a full-time faculty with extensive practice experience, along with sitting judges and practicing attorneys. [+]

Best Part time Juris Doctor Programs in JD 2017. Our reimagined J.D. program merges theory, doctrine, and experiential learning to produce practice-ready lawyers. Our 1L curriculum introduces both lawyering skills and extra-legal competencies. Then, your upper-level “The Lawyer As…” curriculum begins to shape your career with a concentrated focus on specific areas of legal practice. Courses are taught by a full-time faculty with extensive practice experience, along with sitting judges and practicing attorneys. J.D. Requirements Earn at least 88 credits, including all first-year required courses. The maximum number of credits permitted per semester is 17. Full time students must be in residence for at least six semesters. To be in residence, the full time student must enroll in at least 12 credits, at full tuition, and not work more than 20 hours per week during the semester. Credits earned through the Semester-in-Washington Program, the Semester-in-Harrisburg Program and the International Justice Internship Program and authorized Dickinson Law semester-long study abroad programs may be used to fulfill this requirement. Credits earned during the summer months may not be used to fulfill this requirement. A first-year student who receives an F in Problem Solving II may not enroll in Problem Solving III and must repeat Problem Solving II in the following academic year. A second-year student who receives an F in Problem Solving III loses credit for Problem Solving II, irrespective of his or her grade in that course, and must repeat Problem Solving II and III in the following academic years. Complete with a grade of at least C one course designated as a Seminar course. Complete with a grade of at least C the course in Professional Responsibility. Complete with a grade of at least C the course on Practicing Law in a Global World: Competencies. Complete with a grade of at least C, or a grade of Pass in Pass/Fail courses, 12 credits in Experiential Learning from the upper level curriculum. The student must earn at least 6 of the required 12 credits by practicing law in an in-house legal clinic, an internship, or a semester-in-practice. The student may earn remaining experiential learning credits by enrolling in courses designated as skills or practicum courses. Each student is responsible for fulfilling the above graduation requirements. Students should track their academic record and progress using their assigned faculty advisor, the academic dean, the office of the Law School registrar, and other administrative personnel. HOW TO APPLY Dickinson Law awards both the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. Our reimagined J.D. program merges theory, doctrine, and experiential learning to produce practice-ready lawyers. Our LL.M. program gives students and lawyers trained outside of the U.S. a high-level understanding of the American legal system. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. The Admissions team reviews completed applications on an ongoing basis. Although the Admissions Committee attempts to notify candidates whose files are incomplete, it is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to ensure timely completion of his or her application. LEARNING OUTCOMES The Learning Outcomes set forth here are the Faculty’s description of the aims of a comprehensive legal education for each student. The overarching goal of the faculty is to vest in our students the entire range of concrete lawyering skills necessary to most effectively perform as legal professionals at the local, state, national, transnational, and international levels in the 21st Century. Every course in the Law School’s Curriculum is designed to achieve some but not all of the Learning Outcomes. Categories 1, 2 and 3 address knowledge outcomes, and Categories 4, 5, 6 and 7 address skills outcomes. Category 8 addresses professional values outcomes. I. KNOWLEDGE Category 1 — Substantive rules of law. Each graduating student must have demonstrated knowledge of the basic rules of law and the diversity of law practice as contained in: The first-year curriculum: Civil Procedure, Torts, Criminal Law, Legal Argument and Factual Persuasion, Problem Solving I, Property, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Problem Solving II; Practicing Law in a Global World: Contexts. The upper-division required courses of Professional Responsibility; Problem Solving III; and Practicing Law in a Global World: Competencies. In addition, each graduating student must have at least 12 credit hours of coursework requiring hands –on work of the type performed in law practice, and at least 6 of those credit hours must be earned in a “real” setting as opposed to a simulated setting. Category 2 — Preparation for the bar examination. Each graduating student must take a minimum number of courses covering subjects and skills typically tested on the bar examination. The minimum coursework for bar preparation is the first year curriculum, Problem Solving III and Professional Responsibility. Category 3 — Sources of law and the process of law creation and evolution. Each graduating student must understand: the roles and differing characteristics of sources of law: the common law; legislation, administrative regulations; treaties, and judicial interpretation of legislation, regulations, treaties and constitutions; the processes through which law is made and changed and how those processes differ from one source of law to another; and the different roles that state and federal law play in the process of lawmaking  II. SKILLS Category 4 — Research. Each graduating student must have demonstrated the ability to: Devise and implement a coherent research plan to effectively resolve specific legal issues. Identify and employ the fundamental tools of legal research, whether in print or electronic format. Evaluate different types of resources and assess their appropriate use as reference or authorities. Category 5 — Writing. Each graduating student must have demonstrated the ability to: Write analytically and persuasively; and Draft legal documents such as contracts, legal memoranda, client communications, opinion letters and briefs. Category 6 — Basic legal analysis, fact development and law-finding. Each graduating student must have demonstrated satisfactory or better performance in the following: Extracting rules and policy from cases, statutes, and administrative regulations and analyzing, applying, interpreting and arguing differing interpretations of rules and statutes; Conducting investigation of facts; Identifying legal issues in fact patterns and applying rules and policy to facts; Weighing evidence to reach factual inferences; Constructing arguments and identifying flaws in an argument; Presenting analysis orally; and Using policy to analyze and persuade. Category 7 — Entry level lawyer capabilities. At the level of proficiency required for effectiveness as an entry level lawyer, and in a manner appropriate to a student’s professional goals, each graduating student must have demonstrated satisfactory or better performance in most of the following learning outcomes: strategic legal research and strategic planning regarding research; problem solving in light of a client’s objectives: anticipating consequences and assessing risks; recognizing the most common ethical and professional liability dilemmas and resolving them with high professional standards; recognizing how international and foreign law can affect a client’s rights and knowing how to respond; negotiating in dispute, transactional, or regulatory contexts; communicating with clients and others; interviewing; performing basic trial or other dispute resolution system tasks (including using the rules of evidence); using procedural tools such as motions and discovery; knowing how to read transactional and financial documents, including financial statements; utilizing experts and expert knowledge; working collaboratively; learning from experience through self-critique; managing projects within time and resource limitations; presenting orally outside of litigation; and using technology in legal practice. III. PROFESSIONAL VALUES Category 8 — Professional Identity and Perspectives. Each graduating student will understand: the structure of the legal profession and the role of lawyers in the profession; how to conduct one's self in accordance with standards of professional conduct. For example, knowing how to apply the principles and policies reflected in the law governing lawyers, including a lawyer’s duty of loyalty to clients, fiduciary duties, and obligation of competent representation; the important role that cultural competency serves in a lawyer’s ability to deliver competent legal services to clients; the expectations of employers and others with respect to lawyers’ knowledge, skills, qualities, and behavior; and a lawyer’s commitment to and expanding access to justice to those who lack the resources to hire a lawyer. [-]

Juris Doctor (JD)

Vermont Law School
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA South Royalton

Earning a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School indicates dedication and commitment, not just to the legal profession, but to making an impact through the law. [+]

Vermont Law School Juris Doctor (JD) Earning a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School indicates dedication and commitment, not just to the legal profession, but to making an impact through the law. While preparing for general practice in all 50 states, you’ll develop the knowledge and acquire the skills needed for leadership in environmental law, criminal law, dispute resolution, energy law, international and comparative law, land use, or water resources law. The core curriculum focuses on legal doctrine and analysis, emphasizes the broader social context of the law, and provides education in the skills and values required for effective law practice. In the first year, you’ll build a foundation for legal study through exposure to basic subjects, the techniques of legal analysis, fundamental legal skills, and perspectives on the origins, function, and development of the legal system. During your second and third years, you’ll use Vermont Law School’s extensive course catalog to focus on the issue areas in which you’d like to work and lead. To accommodate the financial realities of many students, Vermont Law School offers accelerated two-year and extended four-year enrollment options for the JD program. [-]

Juris Doctor Program

Loyola Marymount University
Campus September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. JD Day Program provides an outstanding three-year program for full-time law students. As a first-year student, you get to know the campus - it's where you spend a lot of time in class and at the library. You build your legal foundation with seven required courses, and take an elective to help you decide if you want to specialize. [+]

Best Part time Juris Doctor Programs in JD 2017. Loyola's JD Day Program is a three-year program for full-time law students. Classes are offered from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., allowing students flexibility. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting extracurricular activities sponsored by student groups and administrative departments at Loyola. Breadth and Depth The Loyola curriculum offers students a breadth of class choice and depth of concentration in their area of legal interest. Required classes cover the foundations of law, exposing you to different types of law and providing you a foundation for you to pass the bar. With 325 elective courses - from Bioethics to Immigrant Rights - to choose from, you can explore your areas of legal interest, starting in your first year. The Loyola curriculum is organized around Concentration programs for several major practice fields. These "law majors" allow students to pursue focused study in a chosen field - both intellectual study and practical learning - including one semester of simulation or live-client experience. The Concentration programs equip students with a comprehensive understanding of a practice area. Students will receive training needed to work dynamically on the job in chosen field. Since employers look to hire new associates who are more practice-ready, Loyola's Concentration programs groom students for today's job market. For a less structured approach to study in other areas of the law, Loyola has developed Integrated Courses of Study to provide students with guidance in course selection, and practical experiences available to prepare them for practice in areas such as health care law, law and the political process, family law, and others. [-]