University of Hawaii at Manoa Launches a Two-Year JD Program

The school will also launch a new SJD; both programs are open to foreign-trained attorneys

The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Richardson School of Law has announced plans to launch a new, two-year JD program.

The Advanced JD—or AJD—will be open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys who are looking for a grounding in American law. For those who want to practice law in the US, the option of taking a US bar exam will be available. Foreign-trained individuals who pursue this program may be able to receive up to a year's credit toward a JD for their foreign law training.

The school will also launch a Doctor of Juridical Science program—or SJD—which will also be open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys. This program only requires one year in residence at the school; the goal would be for students to complete their dissertations by the end of the third year.

The University of Hawaii also offers an LL.M program with a number of available concentrations.

For more information, please see the University of Hawaii news release announcing the launch of the new programs.

You can read more about the University of Hawaii on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

Read more about how a growing number of law schools are launching Two-Year JD programs aimed at foreign-trained attorneys.


Image: "Photo of University of Hawaii, Manoa campus from Round Top drive, Honolulu" by Travis.Thurston / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)

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