Juris Doctor

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The Juris Doctor program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers a dynamic blend of rigorous doctrinal learning and intensive hands-on experience that will prepare you to dive into practice the day you graduate from the Law School. In the classroom, you will study the foundations of the American legal system with highly experienced and expert teachers who have practiced and researched extensively in the subjects they teach. Outside the classroom, you will have extensive opportunities to work with real clients in our robust clinics and externship program, perform pro-bono and community service work, and practice and compete with the Law School’s highly successful legal competition teams.

Program Length

The program is 80 units that include required courses and elective offerings. Full-time students typically complete the 80 units required for graduation in three years, and part-time students typically complete the program in four.

Student to Faculty Ratio

The JD programs offers small sections and low student to faculty ratio to ensure individualized attention for each student.

Method of Instruction

Classes are held on-campus with live, in-person instruction. The relatively small-section program allows first-year students to work closely with faculty members and to collaborate easily with the classmates.