A solid legal education is always demanding, but it should also be exciting, challenging, and an investment in your own and society's future. This is a law school where students, faculty and alumni find doors wide open to pursue their professional goals in D.C. and around the world.

The J.D. (Juris Doctor) is a three year (full-time) or four year (part-time) program that first gives students the intellectual foundations for legal study, and then gives them the opportunity to focus their studies on areas of particular interest through advanced classes, clinics, and writing projects.

Washington, D.C. is without peer as a law student's city. As a law student in here, you will find countless opportunities for externships, clinics, and independent study. Many of your classes will address contemporary national issues, and your professors represent the entire spectrum of the profession, public as well as private.

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