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2-Year JD Curriculum

Students in the Fast Forward accelerated JD program take up to 17 credits per semester for six consecutive semesters over two years.

Curriculum Fast Facts:

  • 17 credits per semester is the maximum number of credits permitted under ABA regulations.

  • The accelerated JD program Summer term commences in May and is 11-12 weeks long.

  • Although every term consists of a full-time course load, actual credits may vary based on a student’s choices for Summer Year 2.

Suggested Plan of Study Options:

Plan of Study with Summer Co-op in Summer 2 (85 credits total):

  • Summer Year 1 (15 credits total)
    • Criminal Law (4 credits)
    • Contracts (4 credits)
    • Torts (4 credits)
    • Legal Methods I (3 credits)
  • Fall Year 1 (15 credits total)
    • Civil Procedure (4 credits)
    • Legal Methods II (3 credits)
    • Constitutional Law (4 credits)
    • Property (4 credits)
  • Spring Year 1 (16 credits total)
    • Legislation and Regulation (3 credits)
    • Upper Level Electives (13 credits)
  • Summer Year 2 (9 credits total)
    • Co-op (7 credits)
    • Lawyering Practice Seminar (2 credits)
  • Fall Year 2
    • Upper-Level Electives (15 credits)
  • Spring Year 2
    • Upper-Level Electives (15 credits)

Plan of Study with no Co-op in Summer 2 (85 credits total):

  • Summer Year 1 (15 credits total)
    • Criminal Law (4 credits)
    • Contracts (4 credits)
    • Torts (4 credits)
    • Legal Methods I (3 credits)
  • Fall Year 1 (15 credits total)
    • Civil Procedure (4 credits)
    • Legal Methods II (3 credits)
    • Constitutional Law (4 credits)
    • Property (4 credits)
  • Spring Year 1 (16 credits total)
    • Legislation and Regulation (3 credits)
    • Upper Level Electives (13 credits)
  • Summer Year 2 (6 credits total)
    • Upper-Level Electives (6 credits)
  • Fall Year 2 (17 credits total)
    • Upper-Level Electives (17 credits)
  • Spring Year 2 (16 credits total)
    • Co-op (7 credits)
    • Lawyering Practice Seminar (2 credits)
    • Upper-Level Electives ( 7 credits)

Please consult the course catalog for course descriptions and current credit values.