Hybrid students take your first 30 credits (10 courses) in person at Suffolk Law in Boston. Then you can choose online or in-person classes for the remainder of your JD (54 credits). The program is available to applicants who demonstrate strong academic credentials and earn a 3.0 GPA in their first-year of law school.
- Fully approved by the ABA
- Same JD degree and 1L experience as traditional students
- Full-time day and part-time evening programs available
- All hybrid JD students have the same 1L in-person experience to meet and network with classmates and faculty
- Hybrid-remote classes include synchronous (live) instruction from Suffolk Law’s world-class faculty
- Hybrid Online JD Program takes the same amount of time as the traditional JD: three year as a full-time student or four years as a part-time evening student. You start with your class and graduate with your class
- Opportunities to participate in students groups, student government, competition teams and clinics
- Get practical experience and earn credit for externships in Boston or around the globe
- Online access to all law school support services, including career services, bar prep and academic support
- The Hybrid Online JD Program will satisfy ABA Standards. Students should check with the jurisdictions where they plan to seek admission to the bar to ensure their eligibility
- If you want to be on campus, you can! Hybrid JD students can still access the library and cafeteria, take in-person classes, reserve study rooms, meet with faculty in person, apply to be faculty assistants, and meet up with classmates at the law school
Full-Time JD in 3 Years
Graduate in three years and have the option to take some or all of your second-year and third-year classes online. Full-time hybrid JD students spend the first year taking in-person classes -- meeting classmates and professors and getting involved with the Suffolk Law community. The final two years of the degree can be taken online (or in a mix of in-person and online), so long as you earn a 3.0 GPA during the first year.
Part-time Evening JD in 4 Years
Part-time evening students take eight courses (24 credits) in-person during the first year of law school and two courses in person during the third semester. The remainder of the degree can be completed online (or in a mix of in-person and online classes), so long as you earn a 3.0 GPA during the first year.
Hybrid students submit the same application and follow the same steps to apply as traditional JD applicants. To find the application on LSAC.org, select the "Fall-First Time" application; then, under the degree program options (Question 3), select "Hybrid Online JD."
Our Hybrid Online 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 ready for a program that offers you the academic rigor and real-world experiences you'll need to succeed while offering you the flexibility to live or work away from campus after the first year, apply today.
The priority deadline for applications is April 1. However, the Hybrid Online JD Program is limited to 25 students, so we recommend applying as soon as you are ready.