Suffolk Law launches new hybrid JD program

Suffolk University Law School in Boston has added a new Hybrid JD Program (HJD) to its program offerings list. Both full and part-time students can now work towards getting their law degree without sacrificing their day jobs or other responsibilities. 

“The hybrid J.D. gives students an opportunity to take advantage of what downtown Boston has to offer, including international leadership in law, finance, healthcare, and technology,” said Dean Andrew Perlman. “At the same time, HJD students will have the option of living or working farther from campus after the first year of law school. This flexibility will allow students to balance a legal education in Boston with other important aspects of their lives, like pursuing work outside of the city, living closer to family, or living in a low cost-of-living region.”

The program is the first to offer full- and part-time students a traditional in-person first-year classroom experience, followed by the option of taking all remaining classes online.

Suffolk Law says its HJD approach meshes well with its mission of providing an outstanding legal education to people from all backgrounds.

“Modern law students deserve flexibility, both in terms of time and geography,” Perlman said. “The HJD program advances this goal.” 

The HJD is a natural extension of the school’s part-time evening program and the accelerated J.D. program, which allows full-time or part-time students to attend classes year-round and graduate one year sooner than in a traditional J.D. program. 

“Modern law students deserve flexibility,” Perlman says, “both in terms of time and geography. The HJD program advances this goal.” 

Students will be required to complete 84 credits to graduate, just as traditional J.D. students, and will have access to the same extracurricular activities and support services, including student groups, law journals, bar prep classes, academic support, alumni networking programs, and career services. HJD students will pay the same tuition as traditional J.D. students. 

Students interested in applying to Suffolk Law’s HJD program can apply now for fall 2021. 

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