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, and graduates holding the degree normally take on the professional suffix of "esquire" after their name, rather than using the prefix "Dr." What Are the Benefits of Taking a Juris Doctor? Juris Doctor progr… Read more

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, and graduates holding the degree normally take on the professional suffix of "esquire" after their name, rather than using the prefix "Dr."

What Are the Benefits of Taking a Juris Doctor?

Juris Doctor programs take a scientific approach to law, teaching logic and adversarial analysis. Promoting a practical approach to legal study, Doctor of Law programs prepare students for a career as a lawyer, attorney, barrister, counselor or other legal professional. JD programs also prepare students to succeed in professional law exams (sometimes called the "Bar" exam), required to practice in most countries. Passing the legal professional examination is the gateway to becoming a solicitor, lawyer, attorney or legal counsel.

What Are the Requirements for a Juris Doctor?

The monetary costs of completing a Juris Doctor degree program can vary widely from country to country, and between universities. The amount of time it takes an individual to complete their Doctor of Law program may also affect the total price of the degree.

What Kind of Career Can You Expect with a Juris Doctor?

Juris Doctor and Doctor of Law programs are offered at universities and academic institutions around the world, in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, South Africa and more. Some universities offer part-time, online or distance learning curricula for Juris Doctor candidates, making it possible to pursue a JD degree from anywhere in the world.

How to enroll in a Juris Doctor?

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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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, USA

The Advanced JD degree is a two-year JD program that allows graduates of foreign law schools to complete their U.S. law studies and earn a JD degree on an accelerated schedule ... Read more

The Advanced JD degree is a two-year JD program that allows graduates of foreign law schools to complete their U.S. law studies and earn a JD degree on an accelerated schedule. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
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 Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Aug 2020
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Albany Law School
Albany, USA

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-yea ... Read more

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. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Peking University School of Transnational Law
Shenzhen, China

In today’s world, multinational business and legal transactions are most frequently conducted in English. Lawyers in this transnational environment must be able to use English ... Read more

In today’s world, multinational business and legal transactions are most frequently conducted in English. Lawyers in this transnational environment must be able to use English effectively Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Aug 2020
Full-time
3 years
31 Mar 2020
English
Campus
 
Australian National University (ANU) - Law
Canberra, Australia

The ANU Juris Doctor (JD) is a distinctive programme designed for graduates of non-law disciplines (or non-Australian law degrees) and provides the qualification required for ... Read more

The ANU Juris Doctor (JD) is a distinctive programme designed for graduates of non-law disciplines (or non-Australian law degrees) and provides the qualification required for admission as a lawyer in Australia and some other jurisdictions. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

This course is the only integrated law and Practical Legal Training (PLT) degree in Sydney, and meets both the academic and practical requirements for admission to practise la ... Read more

This course is the only integrated law and Practical Legal Training (PLT) degree in Sydney, and meets both the academic and practical requirements for admission to practise law in NSW. Like the standard Juris Doctor, this course is an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 master's degree that builds knowledge and experience in fundamental legal theory. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia + 3 More

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

The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry program 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. Read less
Juris Doctor
03 Jul 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, USA

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

The juris doctor (JD) degree is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements: Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
 
Bond University
Robina, Australia

The Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Austr ... Read more

The Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. The Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
108 weeks
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 ... Read more

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... Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
Online
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Part-time
English
Online
 
Melbourne Law School
Melbourne, Australia

Taught at a graduate level, the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) equips graduates to take a leading role in contemporary legal practice, the business world, government or community ... Read more

Taught at a graduate level, the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) equips graduates to take a leading role in contemporary legal practice, the business world, government or community organizations. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Feb 2020
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
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. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Washington, USA

CUA Law has a thriving Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program. Designed around the needs of working professionals looking to complement their current careers or beginning a n ... Read more

CUA Law has a thriving Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program. Designed around the needs of working professionals looking to complement their current careers or beginning a new one, all classes meet between 6:30 and 9:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. Read less
Juris Doctor
01 Sep 2020
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus