Northeastern Law gearing up to launch first part-time Flex JD option

Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, is doing something it's never done before; it’s launching a part-time, Flex JD program. 

The Flex JD will allow students to complete flexible remote coursework on their own schedule combined with optimized, required in-person instruction one or two days per week on the school’s Boston campus.

“We are excited to launch this unique FlexJD opportunity for those who are unable to pursue a traditional full-time JD program because of their career or personal obligations,” said Dean James Hackney, who will teach Torts to first year FlexJD students. “We built the FlexJD to provide a part-time schedule with a full-time experience to meet the needs of the greater Boston community.”

Courses in the Flex JD program will be spread over four years rather than the traditional three-year JD program. Students will experience the same foundational first-year curriculum as Northeastern Law’s full-time JD program students, but with more hours online. 

The school is accepting applications and is preparing to start the new program in the fall of 2021, pending acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).  


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