Fordham Launches Two-Year JD

"Advanced Standing" program aimed at those who already have LL.M.s

Fordham University's School of Law has announced plans to launch a two-year JD program in fall 2015.

The program is called the "Advanced Standing" JD, and will be aimed at international candidates who already have an LL.M. from a US law school.

Graduates of the new JD program will be eligible to sit for the bar exam in New York and other jurisdictions.

A number of US-based law schools have recently launched two-year JD programs, which are one year shorter than traditional JDs.

Indeed, the announcement comes just months after Wake Forest University Law School announced a similar two-year JD program, which is also aimed at international candidates (admission to the Wake Forest program does not, however, require an LL.M.) 

And in February, New York Law School announced a two-year JD program which is aimed at honors students.

Fordham promises that admission to its new Advanced Standing JD program will be "extremely competitive," and only a handful of applicants will be accepted each year.

For more information, please see Fordham Law's Advanced Standing JD program webpage.

To learn more about Fordham Law School and its LL.M. programs, please see the school's full profile on LLM GUIDE.


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