Accelerated JD

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

Suffolk Law’s accelerated JD program is designed for the driven, highly motivated student who is ready to take on the challenge of year-round classes to earn their JD one year sooner than traditional students. Due to the intensity of the program, admission is highly selective and enrollment is limited.

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

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.

Space is limited. We strongly suggest applying before February 1 for priority consideration.

Key details

  • Start classes in May
  • All summer classes begin after 5 p.m.
  • Graduate in two years in full-time JD program
  • Graduate in two and a half years (eight straight semesters) in part-time evening program


Curriculum & Requirements

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