At the Syracuse University College of Law, an outstanding legal education is as dynamic as the law itself.

JDinteractive provides a rigorous academic experience that prepares students for career success through a flexible, interdisciplinary, and forward-leaning curriculum. Rise to your potential as you earn a life-changing law degree from home, wherever home happens to be. 

The Learning Experience

An ABA-approved online law school program, JDi is adaptable to your schedule. You can attend year-round to get your degree in three to four years, or space out your learning experience depending on your individual preferences and commitments.

Students take an average of nine credits per semester. This is considered a full-time course load and allows students to graduate in around the same time as our residential J.D. students since they are attending year-round classes. Those who wish to take less credits per semester can extend their learning experience to earn their degree over the span of up to seven years.

Core Required Courses

Each JDi course will provide you with a strong foundation in the basics of public and private law. Our core required courses for online students align with those of our J.D. residential students.

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Required In-Person Residential Courses 

In-person residencies are an essential and valuable component of your legal education, packed with classes, social, and networking events with your peers.  

Students will complete six required residency courses over the course of the program, offering unparalleled opportunities to learn in major law firms and from practitioners at the highest levels of their practice areas.

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Elective Courses

Students may choose from upper level elective courses to complete their degree. Currently, we offer the following electives. Some electives are offered yearly and some every two years. All offerings are subject to change.

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Associations
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure – Adjudicative
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure – Investigative
  • Counterterrorism or Cyber Security Law
  • Deposition Practice
  • Entertainment Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Federal Income Tax Law I
  • Foundational Skills in Attorney Licensing
  • Gender & Sexuality in the Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Law & Practice of Electronic Discovery
  • Law Clinics (Veteran’s Legal Clinic, Transactional Law Clinic, Low Income Taxpayer Law Clinic, Bankruptcy Clinic)
  • Mediation Skills
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • National Security Law
  • Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Wills & Trusts

Practical Application: Externships

Students can take advantage of a broad range of externship opportunities with firms, organizations, judges and governmental agencies, locally and nationally.

These robust opportunities provide the flexibility you need to tailor your learning experience to your career goals.  

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