An ABA-Approved Online Law Degree Program
JDinteractive is taught by Syracuse University College of Law faculty to the same high standards as Syracuse’s residential J.D. program. JDi is an ABA-accredited, online J.D. program designed for students who desire a high-caliber legal education with substantial flexibility. The program combines real-time, live online class sessions with self-paced instruction, on-campus courses, and experiential learning opportunities.
Some of the advantages of studying law through JDinteractive:
- Earn your law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, an internationally recognized law school with world-class faculty and a strong alumni network.
- Engage in active learning with online courses that are a fine-tuned mix of live sessions and interactive self-paced ones.
- Make meaningful connections with other J.D. students, including by participating in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association and Syracuse Law Review.
- Take elective courses that allow you to explore areas of particular interest.
- Get practical experience before you graduate with our supervised externship program.
- Earn the same J.D. degree as residential J.D. students.
- Earn an M.B.A. at the same time as your law degree: Syracuse offers the nation’s first online joint J.D./M.B.A. degree program in collaboration with the Whitman School of Management.
- Experience the advantages of being part of Syracuse University, a world-class research university.
JDinteractive Bar Passage
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 JDinteractive students on their 100% New York State and 84% nationwide bar passage rates!
The College of Law offers the Helix Bar Review prep course free of charge to all its students.
About Our Classes
- Most courses in the program are fully online. Online courses blend live classes and self-paced lessons. The typical online class is 50% live, and 50% asynchronous.
- In addition to online courses, all JDi students take a series of short, intensive residential classes. These required classes allow students to build critical lawyering skills in an in-person environment and to connect students with professors, the University campus, and fellow J.D. students.
- The College’s distinguished faculty design and teach JDinteractive courses.
- Students are expected to complete a legal externship prior to graduation, allowing students to earn academic credit while gaining real-world legal experience.
About the JDi Student Experience
- JDi students have access to a broad range of student programming and support services, including academic counseling, tutoring, bar exam preparation, and professional development opportunities.
- JDi students are active in a variety of student interest organizations, including the Syracuse Law Review, Student Bar Association, and JD Beyond.
- Our Office of Career Services provides JDi students with a broad slate of career-support options, including résumé review, mock interviews, and more.
What They Are Saying About Syracuse’s Online Law Degree Program
One of the immediate advantages of hybrid and online programs is the flexibility they allow, as flexibility begets access. Syracuse … may now become an option for a talented student for whom the opportunity and other costs of a residential program would have been too high even to consider.Inside Higher Ed
Syracuse University College of Law is pioneering one of the nation’s hybrid JD programs, available for enrollment in 2019, and others are looking into the potential advantages of this type of offering, particularly as the post-secondary student body grows in non-traditional, mid-career adults seeking credentials from flexible programs.Education Dive
“This program will be incredibly helpful to those who just can’t pursue an on-campus law school education. Whether it be because of jobs, families or any other reason, the commitment of being a full-time student on campus for three years can be taxing.”The Daily Orange
“I started Googling ‘online law school’ and quickly discovered that there was a new program that would fit my needs,” Morris said. “This program is quite literally the only way that a legal education is approachable given my professional and family life.”Onondaga County Bar Reporter