Fast Forward: The Two-Year Accelerated JD Program
Complete Your JD in Two Years.
Yes, it’s possible.
You can earn your law degree in two years – without sacrificing Drexel University’s signature approach to hands-on education that prepares you for legal practice. It all depends on how ready you are to focus on school and get to work – practicing law.
The law school launched Fast Forward, a 2-year accelerated JD program in the summer of 2014. Here’s how it works. Fast Forward students complete the same number of credit hours as those in the traditional three-year program. The big difference? You start sooner – with a summer term – and complete the program in two years rather than three.
What’s the catch? There isn’t one. You’ll have the same courses, professors, electives, and opportunities (for co-op, clinics, Trial Team, Law Review, etc.) in both the 2-year and 3-year programs. The difference? You’ll be doing it in fast-forward.
That means you’ll save time, plus the challenges of living without an income during a third year of school. You can begin practicing law sooner. And you’ll be a step ahead on your career path.
Is Fast Forward for everyone? No, it isn’t. But if you bring solid academic credentials, a readiness to buckle down and a desire to start your career early, Fast Forward just might be your speed.