Juris Doctor Program

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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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JD/MBA Joint Program

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Hempstead

The J.D./M.B.A. program is a joint degree program of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business. The program is typically completed in four years, although students can complete the program in less time by taking summer session and/or winter intersession courses and by seeking credit for certain business courses taken as an undergraduate. [+]

The J.D./M.B.A. program is a joint degree program of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business. The program is typically completed in four years, although students can complete the program in less time by taking summer session and/or winter intersession courses and by seeking credit for certain business courses taken as an undergraduate.

The J.D./M.B.A. program provides students with:

knowledge of the administrative process necessary for attorneys pursuing careers in business and not-for-profit institutions; specialized proficiency in fields auxiliary to law, such as accounting, banking, finance, investment, marketing, real estate and taxation; and knowledge of the economic implications of legal processes. Maurice A. Deane School of Law Requirements ... [-]

J.D. Concentration International Law Honors

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

In an increasingly globalized world, the study of international law subjects is increasingly vital to legal education and practice. The faculty has already recognized this reality by requiring Transnational Law in the first year. [+]

In an increasingly globalized world, the study of international law subjects is increasingly vital to legal education and practice. The faculty has already recognized this reality by requiring Transnational Law in the first year. Students enrolled in the International Law Honors Concentration (the Concentration) will receive additional instruction and training in subject areas fundamental to the development of a transnational legal practice and in specialized courses related to their individualized career goals.

The Concentration provides a robust framework to guide students seeking to acquire the substantive legal knowledge, skills, work experiences, and professional contacts important for embarking on legal practice informed by international law subjects.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Intellectual Property Law Honors

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Students enrolled in the Intellectual Property Law Honors Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to the practice of intellectual property attorneys, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of their choosing. [+]

Students enrolled in the Intellectual Property Law Honors Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to the practice of intellectual property attorneys, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of their choosing.

Faculty Concentration Advisors and Advisement

Professors Akilah N. Folami, Leon Friedman, and Irina D. Manta serve as faculty concentration advisors for this Concentration. Concentration faculty advisors may modify the Concentration requirements in exceptional circumstances upon notice to the Dean.

Guidance from a student’s concentration faculty advisor is an important element of successful completion of the Concentration. A Concentration faculty advisor must approve a student’s enrollment in the Concentration. Students should meet with their advisor as soon as they find themselves interested in the Concentration, but in no event later than the course selection deadline for their fourth semester of study (or fifth semester of study for part-time students). An advisor may permit a student to enroll in the Concentration at a later date, but only after determining that the student can realistically meet the requirements of the Concentration prior to graduation.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Health Law

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Health Law is now a complicated, heterogeneous domain of law. Practicing Health Law may call for special skills in corporate law, bioethics, family law, Internet and technology law, and tort law, as well as in other areas of law. [+]

Health Law is now a complicated, heterogeneous domain of law. Practicing Health Law may call for special skills in corporate law, bioethics, family law, Internet and technology law, and tort law, as well as in other areas of law.

The Health Law concentration program thus recognizes that to prepare students for the careers in Health Law, they must have significant flexibility to design programs of study that allow them to take advantage of the Law School's broad curriculum while offering the opportunity for greater specialization.

Accordingly, students may select between a general Concentration in Health Law and more specialized programs of study in Health Law and Bioethics and Health Law: Institutional Structures and Financing.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Family Law

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Students enrolled in the Family Law Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to family law practice, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of their choosing. [+]

Students enrolled in the Family Law Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to family law practice, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of their choosing. The Concentration will take advantage of the law school’s robust family law curriculum, provide students interested in family law with a chance to receive intensive guidance on their course of study, and formally recognize students who decide to pursue specialized knowledge and skills in the field of family law.

Faculty Concentration Advisors and Advisement

Professors Barbara S. Barron, Barbara Stark, J. Herbie DiFonzo, and Theo Liebmann will serve as Faculty Concentration Advisors for this concentration. Students must meet with their concentration faculty advisor prior to applying to the concentration in order to discuss their suitability for the concentration.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Energy and Environmental Law

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

In a world facing heightened environmental and economic challenges, energy and environmental law have taken on a renewed importance. Students enrolled in the Energy and Environmental Law Concentration (the Concentration) will receive instruction and training in subject areas fundamental to the practice of energy and environmental law and in specialized courses related to their individualized career goals. [+]

In a world facing heightened environmental and economic challenges, energy and environmental law have taken on a renewed importance. Students enrolled in the Energy and Environmental Law Concentration (the Concentration) will receive instruction and training in subject areas fundamental to the practice of energy and environmental law and in specialized courses related to their individualized career goals. The Concentration provides a robust framework to guide students seeking to acquire the substantive legal knowledge, skills, work experiences, and professional contacts important for embarking on a career in the energy and/or environmental field(s).

Faculty Concentration Advisors and Advisement ... [-]

J.D. Concentration Criminal Law and Procedure

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Students enrolled in the Criminal Law and Procedure Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subjects and skills that are fundamental to the real-world practice of criminal law. [+]

Students enrolled in the Criminal Law and Procedure Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subjects and skills that are fundamental to the real-world practice of criminal law.

Faculty Concentration Advisors and Advisement

Professors Barbara S. Barron, Alafair S. Burke, Robin Charlow, Lawrence W. Kessler, and Fred Klein will serve as faculty concentration advisors for this Concentration. Concentration faculty advisors may modify the Concentration requirements in exceptional circumstances upon notice to the Dean.

Guidance from a student’s concentration faculty advisor is an important element of successful completion of the Concentration. A concentration faculty advisor must approve a student’s enrollment in the Concentration. Students should meet with their advisor as soon as they find themselves interested in the Concentration, but in no event later than the course selection deadline for their fourth semester of study (or fifth semester of study for part-time students). An advisor may permit a student to enroll in the Concentration at a later date, but only after determining that the student can realistically meet the requirements of the Concentration prior to graduation.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Corporate Compliance

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Students enrolled in the Corporate Compliance Concentration will receive instruction and training to prepare them for practices that focus on or involve compliance work. Although the Concentration focuses on financial industry compliance, it encompasses other areas of compliance that are commonly encountered by corporate lawyers/lawyers representing corporate clients. [+]

Students enrolled in the Corporate Compliance Concentration will receive instruction and training to prepare them for practices that focus on or involve compliance work. Although the Concentration focuses on financial industry compliance, it encompasses other areas of compliance that are commonly encountered by corporate lawyers/lawyers representing corporate clients.

Faculty Concentration Advisors and Advisement

Professors Juliana Campagna, J. Scott Colesanti, and Ronald J. Colombo serve as faculty concentration advisors for this Concentration.

Guidance from a student’s concentration faculty advisor is an important element of successful completion of the Concentration. A concentration faculty advisor must approve a student’s enrollment in the Concentration. Students should meet with their advisor as soon as they find themselves interested in the Concentration, but in no event later than the course selection deadline for their fourth semester of study (or fifth semester of study for part-time students). An advisor may permit a student to enroll in the Concentration at a later date, but only after determining that the student can realistically meet the requirements of the Concentration prior to graduation.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Business Law Honors

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Students enrolled in the Business Law Honors Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to the practice of transactional attorneys and/or corporate litigators, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of their choosing. [+]

Students enrolled in the Business Law Honors Concentration will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to the practice of transactional attorneys and/or corporate litigators, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of their choosing.

Professors Miriam Albert, J. Scott Colesanti and Ronald J. Colombo serve as faculty concentration advisors for this Concentration. Concentration faculty advisors may modify the Concentration requirements in exceptional circumstances upon notice to the Dean.

Guidance from a student’s concentration faculty advisor is an important element of successful completion of the Concentration. A concentration faculty advisor must approve a student’s enrollment in the Concentration. Students should meet with their advisor as soon as they find themselves interested in the Concentration, but in no event later than the course selection deadline for their fourth semester of study (or fifth semester of study for part-time students). An advisor may permit a student to enroll in the Concentration at a later date, but only after determining that the student can realistically meet the requirements of the Concentration prior to graduation.... [-]


J.D. Concentration Alternative Dispute Resolution

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hempstead

Students enrolled in the ADR Concentration will receive instruction and training intended to expand their understanding of the role of the lawyer outside of the traditional adversarial litigation setting and expose them to lawyering skills essential to current legal practice. [+]

Students enrolled in the ADR Concentration will receive instruction and training intended to expand their understanding of the role of the lawyer outside of the traditional adversarial litigation setting and expose them to lawyering skills essential to current legal practice.

Faculty Concentration Advisors and Advisement

Professor Baruch Bush will serve as the faculty concentration advisor for this Concentration. Concentration faculty advisors may modify the Concentration requirements in exceptional circumstances upon notice to the Dean.

Guidance from a students concentration faculty advisor is an important element of successful completion of the Concentration. A concentration faculty advisor must approve a students enrollment in the Concentration. Students should meet with their advisor as soon as they find themselves interested in the Concentration, but in no event later than the course selection deadline for their fourth semester of study (or fifth semester of study for part-time students). An advisor may permit a student to enroll in the Concentration at a later date, but only after determining that the student can realistically meet the requirements of the Concentration prior to graduation.... [-]


2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Hempstead

We designed our 2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers for highly qualified international applicants interested in obtaining a U.S. Juris Doctor and having the ability to take the New York State Bar exam. [+]

We designed our 2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers for highly qualified international applicants interested in obtaining a U.S. Juris Doctor and having the ability to take the New York State Bar exam.

Students in the 2-Year Program are admitted with advanced standing, receiving up to one year of elective credit for already earning a foreign law degree. Students have the opportunity to participate in:

5 STUDENT JOURNALS 10 CLINICS AND CLINICAL PRACTICUMS SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS MOOT COURT FELLOWSHIPS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Application Process

Applying to the 2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is similar to applying to our traditional J.D. Program as an international student, except that Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is not required.... [-]


Accelerated J.D. Program

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Hempstead

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. [+]

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:... [-]


J.D.

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 5 years September 2018 USA Hempstead + 1 more

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.

Since 1970, Hofstra Law has provided an education rich in both the theory and skills needed to produce outstanding lawyers, business executives, and community leaders.

Located on the 240-acre campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Hofstra Law is 20 miles outside New York City in suburban Long Island. Few, if any, law schools can match the combination of our green campus and easy access to New York City, the hub of the nation's legal profession.

Hofstra Law is widely recognized as a pioneer in fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum. By the late 1970s, the school had one of the largest clinical programs in the nation. Over the years, our clinics have become well known in legal circles in the metropolitan area. As students represent individuals facing real legal challenges, they gain valuable hands-on experience: they advocate in court, counsel clients, conduct fact investigations, and mediate disputes.... [-]


MBA/JD

Florida State University, The College of Business
Campus Full time 4 years May 2019 USA Tallahassee

The JD/MBA joint degree program provides the opportunity to study intensively how the law governs such matters as the financing of business ventures, the responsibility of a firm's managers to its owners and the management of financial and business risk. [+]

We're creating the perfect mix of business and law for those who want to do it all.

The Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration joint degree program provides the opportunity to study intensively how the law governs such matters as the financing of business ventures, the responsibility of a firm's managers to its owners and the management of financial and business risk. Students in this degree program complete graduate courses from the College of Law and the College of Business at Florida State University. Graduates of the program become business leaders or corporate counsel in cities throughout Florida and the nation. The JD/MBA has been incorporated into the law school's new focus on law, economics, and business, and scholarships are available from the law school to select students interested in pursuing this joint degree.... [-]


JD/MBA Program

Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Dallas

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. Because management personnel and corporate attorneys have individual considerations and goals, by taking law and business courses simultaneously the student may achieve an understanding of commercial affairs from two different points of view. This program has been established so that an individual may integrate his or her educational experience in law and business. Because management personnel and corporate attorneys have individual considerations and goals, by taking law and business courses simultaneously the student may achieve an understanding of commercial affairs from two different points of view.Under the structure of the dual program, the Dedman School of Law will award twelve hours of academic credit toward the J.D. degree (87 hours) for satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the MBA program. Similarly, Cox will award twelve hours of academic credit toward the MBA degree (60 hours) for satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the JD program. A JD/MBA candidate will complete 75 law school hours and 48 business school hours for a total of 123 graduate credit hours. When a disparity occurs between the tuition rate of the School of Law and that of the Cox School, the tuition rate of the School of Law shall apply to courses taken from its curriculum.To be admitted to the joint program, applicants must apply to both programs. Admission applications should be addressed to both the law... [-]