Accelerated JD

Get to the next step of your legal career in less time.

Suffolk Law School is built around the ever-changing needs of our students. Accelerated students can earn their degree in 24 months (full-time) or 36 months (part-time evening). You will take the same required curriculum as other JD students and complete the same number of credit hours as the traditional JD program, but you can finish in less time. Accelerated law students at Suffolk Law attend classes the summer before and after the first year to shorten the time needed to graduate.

Our accelerated JD program is designed for the driven, highly motivated student who is ready to take on the challenge of a rigorous and competitive program. Due to the intensity of the program, admission is highly selective and enrollment is limited. If you are looking to complete your JD in less time and ready for a program that offers you the academic rigor and real-world experiences you'll need to succeed, apply today.

*Accelerated students begin classes in May 2021 with an anticipated graduation date of May 2023 for full-time students or May 2024 for part-time evening students.

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Suffolk Law Degree Programs

In addition to our JD program, Suffolk Law also offers advanced Masters and Doctorate degree options as well as a combined BA/JD and an accelerated MBA.

Why Suffolk Law?

Learn about Suffolk Law's experiential opportunities, from clinics and student groups to pro bono and international semester in practice.


Classroom learning is essential for a complete legal education. However, at Suffolk we believe that's only a part of the equation—practice-ready lawyers get real-world experience while in school.

Legal Clinics

Legal clinics are a way for Suffolk Law students to get hands-on experience and try out specific fields across a number of industries. Learn where you may want to practice with our clinics.