Law, J.D. (Two-Year for Foreign Lawyers)
The Saint Louis University School of Law offers a two-year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers program enabling highly qualified candidates who have received their first degree in law outside of the United States to earn their Juris Doctor in four semesters by granting them advanced standing based on their prior law studies.
The two-year J.D. is designed for foreign lawyers who would like to enhance their professional training by earning the same degree held by U.S. lawyers but in a shorter amount of time.
Two-year J.D. students attend classes with students in the traditional J.D. program and can participate fully in other academic and co-curricular opportunities. In addition to earning a credential that may enhance their home country practice, Two-year J.D. students may sit for the bar exam in any state after successful completion of the program, although additional eligibility requirements must be satisfied in all states.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of substantive and procedural law and the American legal system.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate an effective ability to resolve legal issues.
- Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to clients and other audiences in a variety of legal contexts.
- Graduates will be able to research effectively and efficiently.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in additional skills that are essential for effective lawyering.
- Graduates will be able to exercise proper professional and ethical judgment in interactions with clients, the profession, and the legal system.
- Graduates will be able to exemplify SLU LAW’s mission.