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23 Juris Doctor Programs in Legal Studies

A Juris Doctor is a professional law degree that typically prepares students to take a bar exam. Most programs require individuals to have obtained at least an undergraduate degree. A JD typically takes three years of full-time study to complete. What is a Juris Doctor in Law Studies? It is a demanding and engaging program that introduces students to the intricacies of law and attempts to ready th… Read more

A Juris Doctor is a professional law degree that typically prepares students to take a bar exam. Most programs require individuals to have obtained at least an undergraduate degree. A JD typically takes three years of full-time study to complete.

What is a Juris Doctor in Law Studies? It is a demanding and engaging program that introduces students to the intricacies of law and attempts to ready them for the bar examination. The first year is usually spent learning some of the fundamentals of law, with courses such as contracts, torts, criminal law, civil procedure, property, legal research and writing and written and oral advocacy. As individuals progress through the program, they may have more chances to direct their focus. Students may have the opportunity to look at law from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Many law students leave school with strong writing and communication skills. They may also develop their persuasive skills. This typically makes for a very articulate individual and may increase the likelihood of securing a well-paying job.

Many public and private schools around the world offer a Juris Doctor degree program. This can have a significant effect on the price of tuition. Find a school that suits your needs and contact the office of admissions for more information about tuition rates.

Many individuals choose to take the bar examination and become attorneys, but a law degree opens up many other doors as well. Graduates may be qualified to pursue careers in publishing, politics, public service or higher education. Jobs a person with a JD degree might hold include judge, magistrate, mediator, director of city planning, in-house corporate attorney, environmental advocacy attorney or court officer.  

Some Juris Doctor in Law Studies classes may be available in an online format. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
South Orange , USA

The School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall School of Law offer a joint degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations and Juris D ... +

The School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall School of Law offer a joint degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations and Juris Doctor. The joint degree presents a unique opportunity for students to combine legal training with a thorough understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics of international affairs. -
MA Juris Doctor
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney , Australia

The UTS Juris Doctor is an internationally recognised graduate-entry qualification for non-law graduates. As an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 master's qualificat ... +

The UTS Juris Doctor is an internationally recognised graduate-entry qualification for non-law graduates. As an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 master's qualification, this course meets the academic requirements for admission as a lawyer in NSW for graduates who have successfully completed a first degree. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
English
Feb 2021
Campus
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Australia Online , Australia

The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry programme for non-law graduates. If you want a career in law and already have an undergraduate degree, you can enter the Juris Doctor rath ... +

The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry programme for non-law graduates. If you want a career in law and already have an undergraduate degree, you can enter the Juris Doctor rather than the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Feb 2021
Online
 

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Singapore Management University
Singapore

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

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) programme is a graduate programme that leads to the first degree in law. It is designed for persons who hold -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Bond University
Robina , Australia

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, bot ... +

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. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
108 weeks
Jan 2021
Campus
 
The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Washington , USA

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 fo ... +

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. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Abraham Lincoln University
Los Angeles , USA

The Juris Doctor Program requires 140 quarter units and is completed over approximately four years. Upon passing the First-Year Law Students' Examination (FYLSX, also known as ... +

The Juris Doctor Program requires 140 quarter units and is completed over approximately four years. Upon passing the First-Year Law Students' Examination (FYLSX, also known as the "Baby Bar"), General Bar Examination (GBX, also known as California Bar Exam), the moral character evaluation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and not being in arrears with... -
Juris Doctor
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Hempstead , USA

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University prepares passionate students to have an impact in the legal community and beyond.

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University prepares passionate students to have an impact in the legal community and beyond. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago , USA

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 ... +

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. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
 
Massachusetts School of Law
Andover , USA

A Juris Doctor degree is not just a professional degree in law. Obtaining a JD degree is the foundation that will open a world of opportunities in the world of law, business, ... +

A Juris Doctor degree is not just a professional degree in law. Obtaining a JD degree is the foundation that will open a world of opportunities in the world of law, business, and countless other professions. -
Juris Doctor
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
 
University of Asia and the Pacific
Pasig , Philippines

UA&P’s Law program provides training in standard competencies expected of lawyers, such as legal reasoning and advocacy. Following worldwide trends in the field of legal e ... +

UA&P’s Law program provides training in standard competencies expected of lawyers, such as legal reasoning and advocacy. Following worldwide trends in the field of legal education, and helped by its integration within UA&P and within the School of Law and Governance, the Law program is envisioned to increasingly adopt interdisciplinary and international perspectives. -
Juris Doctor
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
California School of Law
Santa Barbara , USA

Every student who graduates from the California School of Law receives a Juris Doctor Degree, creating numerous employment opportunities as an attorney, law professor, busines ... +

Every student who graduates from the California School of Law receives a Juris Doctor Degree, creating numerous employment opportunities as an attorney, law professor, business person, or wherever you imagine your career taking you. -
Juris Doctor
Part-time
English
Online
 
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Dallas , USA

The MBA/Juris Doctor (JD) joint degree program has been established so that an individual may integrate his or her educational experience in business and law.

The MBA/Juris Doctor (JD) joint degree program has been established so that an individual may integrate his or her educational experience in business and law. -
MBA Juris Doctor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids , USA

The Seidman College of Business and Michigan State University College of Law offer the dual JD/MBA

The Seidman College of Business and Michigan State University College of Law offer the dual JD/MBA -
MBA Juris Doctor
Full-time
Campus
 
Florida International University College of Law
Miami , USA

The JD with Advanced Standing Program allows students to receive up to 30 hours of credit towards their JD for prior legal studies in another country. If the maximum amount of ... +

The JD with Advanced Standing Program allows students to receive up to 30 hours of credit towards their JD for prior legal studies in another country. If the maximum amount of credit is applied towards the JD at FIU Law, students may complete their JD in approximately two years of full-time study. Students with advanced standing may also be admitted to the evening/part-time program, allowing them to complete their studies in as little as three years. Students may also receive credit towards the JD for coursework completing as part of a graduate degree in law, such as a LL.M., here in the United States at an ABA accredited law school. In any event, students must complete at least 59 credits in residence at FIU for an award of the JD. -
Juris Doctor
English
 

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