Syracuse Law Now Accepting Applications For Online J.D. Program

Syracuse University College of Law is now accepting applications for its new online J.D. program through the Law School Admission Council. 

The new program—called JDinteractive—is a fully interactive online J.D. program ccredited by the American Bar Association. The online law degree program is designed to be a flexible option students who are unable to relocate to a residential program because of professional or personal commitments.  

"JDinteractive allows the College of Law to make our rigorous juris doctor program accessible to students who cannot reasonably attend a fully residential program," Associate Dean for Research and Online Education Nina Kohn, who helped design the program, said in a press release. "The program is designed to prepare students to succeed in a dynamic legal profession, and JDinteractive students will earn the same degree as our residential J.D. students.” 

JDinteractive is a year-round, 10-semester course of study designed to be completed over three years and three months, with students taking an average of nine credits per semester. Online students will take the same required courses as residential students, have access to several elective courses, and receive hands-on experiential learning and skills-building opportunities. To accommodate the schedules of working students, evening and weekend classes will be offered.

More than half of JDinteractive class time will take place in “real-time," with online students and professors interacting and engaging with class lessons, mirroring the experience of students in residential classes. The live-sessions will be accompanied by self-paced class sessions.

Students also attend in-person, short-residency courses on campus and at satellite locations throughout the year. During this time, they will have the opportunity to participate in student organizations and to complete a legal externship before graduating.

The deadline for applications for the program's first cohort of students is Nov. 15, 2018, for enrollment in January 2019.  

Admissions standards and requirements for JDinteractive are equivalent to those in the College of Law's residential program. 


Read more about the program: Syracuse Law Announces "Live Online" J.D. Program