2 YEAR JD PROGRAM


MarkBrasil

Hi there, I know some people have posted about the 2 year JD program, but there aren't too many answers, or they are incomplete.
I am intended to take a two year JD program in US, so what are the schools that offer such program within the 2 year period mentioned above?

Thanks
Marcos

Hi there, I know some people have posted about the 2 year JD program, but there aren't too many answers, or they are incomplete.
I am intended to take a two year JD program in US, so what are the schools that offer such program within the 2 year period mentioned above?

Thanks
Marcos
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quentin

Hi.
I know about three universities that offer JD for international students in two years:
1. Northwestern University.
2. Duke University.
3. Kansas State University.

I hope it helped.

Hi.
I know about three universities that offer JD for international students in two years:
1. Northwestern University.
2. Duke University.
3. Kansas State University.

I hope it helped.
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you'd better have some serious cash because there isn't much grant money for foreign students. You are looking at at least $ 50,000 or more, depending on the school.

you'd better have some serious cash because there isn't much grant money for foreign students. You are looking at at least $ 50,000 or more, depending on the school.
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ksat

George Washington school of law, Washington DC, also offers 2 year JD program, but for that u have to clear LSAT, get admission as regular JD .. A student in this program who completes 28 credit hours of course work at this law school with a grade-point average of 2.0 or above may petition the Academic ­Scholarship Committee to be granted 28 hours of advanced standing for law studies outside the U.S. and thereby earn the J.D. degree in two years. A student whose average is below 2.0 after taking 28 hours of course work must complete the full J.D. program, which requires 84 hours of course work. Students will be admitted to this program only at the start of the fall semester.
hope its helpful

George Washington school of law, Washington DC, also offers 2 year JD program, but for that u have to clear LSAT, get admission as regular JD .. A student in this program who completes 28 credit hours of course work at this law school with a grade-point average of 2.0 or above may petition the Academic ­Scholarship Committee to be granted 28 hours of advanced standing for law studies outside the U.S. and thereby earn the J.D. degree in two years. A student whose average is below 2.0 after taking 28 hours of course work must complete the full J.D. program, which requires 84 hours of course work. Students will be admitted to this program only at the start of the fall semester.
hope its helpful
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Durham Red

George Washington school of law, Washington DC, also offers 2 year JD program, but for that u have to clear LSAT, get admission as regular JD .. A student in this program who completes 28 credit hours of course work at this law school with a grade-point average of 2.0 or above may petition the Academic ­Scholarship Committee to be granted 28 hours of advanced standing for law studies outside the U.S. and thereby earn the J.D. degree in two years. A student whose average is below 2.0 after taking 28 hours of course work must complete the full J.D. program, which requires 84 hours of course work. Students will be admitted to this program only at the start of the fall semester.
hope its helpful


I have been admitted onto the LL.M at George Washington and am now thinking, after weeks of research, that I should have applied for a J.D instead - in order to find work in the US afterwards (I am a UK lawyer).

I also believe that GW allows LL.M students to transfer onto their J.D program. Would this mean 1 year doing the LL.M and 1 more year to qualify with a J.D or would I have to take 3 years of study in total (1 year on LL.M and 2 years on J.D) to achieve this?

<blockquote>George Washington school of law, Washington DC, also offers 2 year JD program, but for that u have to clear LSAT, get admission as regular JD .. A student in this program who completes 28 credit hours of course work at this law school with a grade-point average of 2.0 or above may petition the Academic ­Scholarship Committee to be granted 28 hours of advanced standing for law studies outside the U.S. and thereby earn the J.D. degree in two years. A student whose average is below 2.0 after taking 28 hours of course work must complete the full J.D. program, which requires 84 hours of course work. Students will be admitted to this program only at the start of the fall semester.
hope its helpful</blockquote>

I have been admitted onto the LL.M at George Washington and am now thinking, after weeks of research, that I should have applied for a J.D instead - in order to find work in the US afterwards (I am a UK lawyer).

I also believe that GW allows LL.M students to transfer onto their J.D program. Would this mean 1 year doing the LL.M and 1 more year to qualify with a J.D or would I have to take 3 years of study in total (1 year on LL.M and 2 years on J.D) to achieve this?
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edge_50

I think that you are looking at three years - the LLM would not count towards getting you a JD.

You may be better off delaying and reapplying for the two-year JD next year.

I think that you are looking at three years - the LLM would not count towards getting you a JD.

You may be better off delaying and reapplying for the two-year JD next year.

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Durham Red

I think that you are looking at three years - the LLM would not count towards getting you a JD.

You may be better off delaying and reapplying for the two-year JD next year.


Thank you. I thought that might be the reply. I'm only interested in working in the US in the shortest time possible and it's quite simply a decision on whether to do an IP LL.M at Fordham or a 2 year J.D at George Washington.

<blockquote>I think that you are looking at three years - the LLM would not count towards getting you a JD.

You may be better off delaying and reapplying for the two-year JD next year.

</blockquote>
Thank you. I thought that might be the reply. I'm only interested in working in the US in the shortest time possible and it's quite simply a decision on whether to do an IP LL.M at Fordham or a 2 year J.D at George Washington.
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edge_50

I think for qualified English solicitors such as us it is a borderline call whether to do the 2-year JD or an LLM. From memory you are wanting to change your specialism from conveyancing - so the JD may well be a good call - wipe the slate clean etc. However, if you were merely wanting to add some specialist education - relevant to your current area of expertise to your cv - (as is the case for me) then the LLM, I think, would be the way to go.
I have friends who have completed the 2-year JD and they have enjopyed it - albeit having to study contract/tort etc etc from scratch was something of a drag.

I think for qualified English solicitors such as us it is a borderline call whether to do the 2-year JD or an LLM. From memory you are wanting to change your specialism from conveyancing - so the JD may well be a good call - wipe the slate clean etc. However, if you were merely wanting to add some specialist education - relevant to your current area of expertise to your cv - (as is the case for me) then the LLM, I think, would be the way to go.
I have friends who have completed the 2-year JD and they have enjopyed it - albeit having to study contract/tort etc etc from scratch was something of a drag.
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Durham Red

I think for qualified English solicitors such as us it is a borderline call whether to do the 2-year JD or an LLM. From memory you are wanting to change your specialism from conveyancing - so the JD may well be a good call - wipe the slate clean etc. However, if you were merely wanting to add some specialist education - relevant to your current area of expertise to your cv - (as is the case for me) then the LLM, I think, would be the way to go.
I have friends who have completed the 2-year JD and they have enjopyed it - albeit having to study contract/tort etc etc from scratch was something of a drag.


Your memory's good edge_50! Which LL.M are you doing at Georgetown? (Georgetown and UPenn turned me down, so I have a downer on them!)

It's looking more and more like I'll accept the IP/IT LL.M at Fordham as it allows me to re-specialise in something more interesting (conveyancing being on the bones of its arse at the moment, and unnecessary in the US). Fordham is regarded as US News' most underrated university (ranked 27th) and gives local access to the NYU job fair and the big NY firms.

Are you planning on finding work in the US after your LL.M or is this year going to be a resume steroid?

<blockquote>I think for qualified English solicitors such as us it is a borderline call whether to do the 2-year JD or an LLM. From memory you are wanting to change your specialism from conveyancing - so the JD may well be a good call - wipe the slate clean etc. However, if you were merely wanting to add some specialist education - relevant to your current area of expertise to your cv - (as is the case for me) then the LLM, I think, would be the way to go.
I have friends who have completed the 2-year JD and they have enjopyed it - albeit having to study contract/tort etc etc from scratch was something of a drag. </blockquote>

Your memory's good edge_50! Which LL.M are you doing at Georgetown? (Georgetown and UPenn turned me down, so I have a downer on them!)

It's looking more and more like I'll accept the IP/IT LL.M at Fordham as it allows me to re-specialise in something more interesting (conveyancing being on the bones of its arse at the moment, and unnecessary in the US). Fordham is regarded as US News' most underrated university (ranked 27th) and gives local access to the NYU job fair and the big NY firms.

Are you planning on finding work in the US after your LL.M or is this year going to be a resume steroid?
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