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Juris Doctor

A Juris Doctor (JD) is an advanced course of study designed for students interested in future careers in the legal world.  Students usually attend a law school, and the degree can often be combined with other advanced degrees.

A Juris Doctor degree is a doctoral degree in law. Also known as a Doctor of Jurisprudence, this degree is granted to law students who have completed law school in a common law country. In some countries, Juris Doctor holders must pass an exam in order to practice law.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Juris Doctor

Albany Law School
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

Juris Doctors in USA 2017/2018. 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... [-]

J.D. Program

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Buffalo

A signature component of the J.D. program is the school’s exceptional Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program that requires students to take three semesters of Research and Writing, including two in the first year, and to devote significant attention to the skills they will need to practice law. [+]

A law school education incorporates both the theory of law and the real-world skills that new graduates need to succeed as lawyers. The Juris Doctor is the basic U.S. law degree, and is held by the vast majority of practicing U.S. lawyers, as well as businesspeople, policy makers, academics and people in other walks of life. A signature component of the J.D. program is the school’s exceptional Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program that requires students to take three semesters of Research and Writing, including two in the first year, and to devote significant attention to the skills they will need to practice law. The LAWR program, based on proven methodologies, was developed in consultation with education experts, judges, judicial clerks and attorneys to produce a curriculum designed to prepare students to hit the ground running in their initial legal position. The University at Buffalo School of Law’s legal skills program also comprises moot court and trial technique experiences, published journals, professional development initiatives and service-learning opportunities. Legal Skills Program The Legal Skills Program is designed to teach practical lawyering skills, with the aim of turning out new graduates who are practice-ready. The program encompasses courses and experiences in legal research and writing; litigation and non-litigation skills, such as mediation; and professional development. Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Program (LAWR) Litigation Skills Non-Litigation Skills Appellate Advocacy Skills Academic Support and Professional Development Concentrations & Curricular Programs A comprehensive range of optional programs and concentrations will distinguish you in the marketplace.... [-]

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

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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. [+]

Juris Doctors in USA 2017/2018. 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. [-]

JD Program

Brooklyn Law School
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years May 2018 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.... [-]


JD (full time)

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

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 Doctors in USA 2017/2018. 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... [-]

J.D./M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (Dual Degree)

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2018 USA South Orange

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. [+]

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. In a competitive job market, joint degree recipients possess the training and expertise that make them stand out. The program may be completed in four years and one summer, rather than the five years usually required for the separate completion of both degrees. Curriculum Diplomacy and International Relations Component (30 credits) DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6004 - International Organizations or Peacemaking and Peacekeeping DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations DIPL 6104 or DIPL 6130 - Art and Science of International Negotiation or International Security DIPL 7111 - Internship* DIPL XXXX - Diplomacy Electives *A student with a clerkship may substitute a Diplomacy elective for the internship requirement. Law Component (85 credits) As part of their Law School coursework, students must complete the following requirements: International Legal Studies Group (12 credits) Independent Research (2 credits - WRTG 9142) or a second Advanced Writing Requirement course drawn from the International Legal Studies Group. Admission Students must submit separate applications to both... [-]

Dual JD/MBA

Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Grand Rapids

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

Juris Doctors in USA 2017/2018. The Seidman College of Business and Michigan State University College of Law offer the dual JD/MBA and JD/MST. The partnership enables students to transfer 12 credits of Seidman graduate courses to the MSU College of Law JD program and 12 credits of JD credits to the appropriate graduate business program, thus reducing the total number of graduate credit hours required to complete both programs from 121 to 97. Prerequisites for both programs must be met in addition to the 97 graduate credits. Participating students must meet admission standards of each school and be admitted to both programs prior to registering for course work that will be transferred to either program.

 

The transfer work from MSU College of Law will complete the elective portion of the MBA or MST program. Thus, students pursuing this degree will complete, in addition to the business prerequisites, the four required core courses and three of five directed electives in the case of the MBA, and the 5 required and 2 constrained electives for the MST. Specific course work to be transferred to the MBA from MSU College of Law must be planned with the graduate program director, and for the MST, with the student's assigned faculty advisor. Students are referred to the Admissions Office of MSU College of Law for advising with respect to the JD and the specific MBA and MST transfer courses.... [-]


JD/MBA

Widener University School of Business Administration
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chester

the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A) dual degree program allows you to pursue graduate education simultaneously in both law and business. [+]

A collaborative effort between Widener Law and the Widener School of Business Administration, the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A) dual degree program allows you to pursue graduate education simultaneously in both law and business. If you're interested in business or corporate law, then this dual degree program might be exactly what you're looking for. Admission In order to qualify for the joint degree program, you must qualify for and apply for admission to both the Law School and the School of Business Administration, including taking both theLSAT and GMAT. If you are a matriculated student at the Law School, you may apply for the program any time up until your third semester if you are a full-time student, or fourth semester if you are a part-time student. Degree Requirements The JD/MBA program requires 79 credits of law courses and 24 credits from the School of Business Administration's core program, with 9 of the 24 business credits counting towards the JD as electives and 6 of the 79 law credits counting toward the MBA. . ... [-]


MBA/Juris Doctor (JD)

University of Pittsburgh: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

Admission to this joint-degree program is ordinarily granted either prior to attending the Katz School of Business and the School of Law or during the first year of study in the law school. [+]

MBA/Juris Doctor (JD)

 

Admission to this joint-degree program is ordinarily granted either prior to attenxding the Katz School of Business and the School of Law or during the first year of study in the law school. In exceptional cases and with permission, however, students may apply to the MBA/JD program after completing the second year of law school. Occasionally, a student will begin studies in the Katz School before applying to the MBA/JD program. Such students may apply to the joint-degree program during their first semester of study.One major advantage is that what would normally take five years (two of MBA, three of law) is reduced to 3.5 years. This means substantial savings in time and money. Katz can make this possible because it offers an 11-month MBA program.To be enrolled in this joint-degree program, applicants must submit separate applications and be admitted both to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and to the Katz School. A separate joint-degree program application must be completed and a copy sent to each school. GMAT and LSAT scores are required for all applicants. A joint admissions committee, made up of faculty from both schools, will either grant or deny admission to the MBA/JD program.Applications to the joint-degree program can be found at either school.... [-]


Juris Doctorate

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago + 1 more

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 ... [-]

Juris Doctor (JD)

Vermont Law School
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA South Royalton + 1 more

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. [+]

Juris Doctors in USA 2017/2018. 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 / JD program

Massachusetts School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA Andover + 1 more

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 The Massachusetts School of Law provides a high quality, practical and affordable legal education. Rolling admissions are offered and LSAT is not required. Massachusetts School of Law offers lowest tuition compared to any law school in New England. Program Description: 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. At Massachusetts School of Law, you have the option to focus your Juris Doctor in various aspects of law, such as business, civil rights, criminal, international, personal injury, and more. Should You Earn Your JD Degree and Become a Lawyer? Do you enjoy speaking with people about issues and affairs affecting them? Do you have the ability to empathize, yet think critically? Can you clearly articulate your arguments in a written or verbal manner? Do you enjoy reading and writing? If yes, follow your passion and earn a Juris Doctor degree at Massachusetts School of Law. A JD degree will establish a career route that meets your goals intellectually, financially and emotionally. Massachusetts School of Law at Andover is there every step of the way to guide you through your customizable JD degree program with an affordable tuition, and a personalized approach to the admissions process. Flexible Day/Eve Programs: Massachusetts School of Law at Andover offers: 1. A three-year, full-time program of study 2. A four-year, part-time program Full-time students take fifteen... [-]

Juris Doctor (Law)

Abraham Lincoln University
Campus or Online Part time 4 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

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 Doctors in USA 2017/2018. Juris Doctor Degree 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 family support obligations, ALU graduates are eligible to become full members of the State Bar of California and are eligible to practice in California. The university provides working adults with a focused and practical online legal education. A significant difference in ALU’s educational model as an online distance learning institution is in the three class options provided to enhance the student’s learning experience. Students may: Attend live classes online, participating in class discussion with professor and other students via online chat functions, View recorded lectures online at a convenient time, or Those students local to the Los Angeles area can attend classes in our classrooms, centrally located in Los Angeles. Although on-campus attendance is not required, it is a popular option for local students. ALU Law School Disclosures Abraham Lincoln University School of Law's authority to grant a J.D. degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination, is as an unaccredited, distance learning law school that is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners. The School of Law is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an... [-]

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. Once enrolled in the Concentration, students must meet with their faculty advisor at least once per semester, prior to that semester’s course selection deadline, in order to plan their course selection and review their progress in fulfilling the Concentration’s requirements. A student’s concentration faculty advisor must also review and approve the concentration writing requirement. Course Requirements Required Foundational Courses Depth of Knowledge Foundation Students must take all of the following courses: Criminal Law Evidence... [-]

Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

Texas Tech University School of Law
Campus Full time 5 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA Lubbock

The Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) is the degree required for admission to the bar in nearly all U.S. states and territorial jurisdictions. The J.D. program is designed to provide a general background in law. The law school curriculum is broad enough that students may, through their choice of electives, emphasize a particular area of the law. [+]

Juris Doctors in USA 2017/2018. The Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) is the degree required for admission to the bar in nearly all U.S. states and territorial jurisdictions. The J.D. program is designed to provide a general background in law. The law school curriculum is broad enough that students may, through their choice of electives, emphasize a particular area of the law. In addition to the certificate programs in business law, health law, and law and science, these areas include the following: Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Environmental and Natural Resource Planning, International Law, Judicial Administration and Procedure Litigation, Property and Estate Planning, Public Interest Law, and Tax Law. Graduation Requirements To be recommended for the J.D. degree by the faculty, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 90 semester hours, normally accomplished in six semesters or five semesters and two summer sessions. A cumulative average of 2.0 is required for graduation for students entering in or before Fall 2014. For students entering in or after July 2015, students must have a cumulative average of 2.250 or better to be eligible for graduation. Other academic requirements for graduation and for maintenance of good academic standing are outlined on the TTU Law Policies and Procedures page. Course Load A student may not take more than 17 or less than 13 hours in the fall and spring semesters without permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The School of Law considers 12-hours full time during the fall and spring semesters.... [-]