Juris Doctor (JD)

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    We offer two outstanding pathways to a law degree

    Full-time Weekday Program

    Students participating in the full-time weekday program may complete law school in six academic semesters. Under the full-time program, students must register for a minimum of 12 credits per fall or spring academic semester. During the first year of law school, full-time students are typically divided into two sections of approximately 60-70 students. Their legal writing class consists of a smaller group of about 20 students.

    Part-time Weekend JD

    The Part-time Weekend JD is an innovative scheduling option available to Hamline Law students. This program works well for students who have a career, a family, or other time commitments. Designed for those seeking a quality legal education in a weekend format, the weekend program has a limited enrollment and admission is selective. Weekend JD students take full advantage of everything our full-time students experience, and required courses are taught by experienced, full-time professors. Most Weekend JD students graduate in just four years. 

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    Prospective students are encouraged to review the JD application page for instructions and tips on how to begin the process.