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Fast Forward: The Two-Year Accelerated J.D. Program
Accelerate your law career.

Accelerated 2-Year 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.

Here’s how it works. 2-year students complete the same number of credit hours as those in the traditional 3-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 on an accelerated timeline.

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 the 2-year program 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, the accelerated program just might be your speed.

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