Residential Courses

The College of Law understands the significance of hands-on experience for lawyers in training. Residencies—offered multiple times per year—give students valuable skill-building experience, the opportunity to work alongside peers, and a chance to visit Dineen Hall to interact with faculty, students, and alumni.

Note: This schedule is subject to change. For more details, please refer to the Required Residencies tab on the Curriculum page.

Legal Foundations | Semester One, Year One | Syracuse

Residency #1 – Five days, third week of August* prior to beginning first semester online classes.
Open to Incoming JDi Class

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Legal Applications | Semester Two, Year One | Syracuse

Residency #2 – Six days, first week of January* prior to beginning second semester online classes.

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Professional Skills | Semester Five, Year Two | Syracuse

Residency #3 / #4 – Six days, first week of January* prior to beginning fifth semester online classes.
Students will select one or two experiential courses for a total of 3 credits to satisfy both the #3 and #4 residency requirements. Course offerings have included:

  • Negotiation (1.5 credits)
  • Lawyer as Counselor (1.5 credits)
  • Model Rules to Role Models (1.5 credits)
  • Oral Advocacy (1.5 credits)
  • Administrative Representation for Veterans (1.5 credits)
  • Trial Practice (3 credits)

*Dates are tentative and subject to change. Residencies 3 and 4 may be completed concurrently.

Residency #5 / #6 – Four to five days each, to be completed in your third and/or fourth year.
Students will complete two separate Advanced Topics Residencies. Course offerings have included the following:

  • Start Ups & Venture Capital
  • Arbitration
  • The Corporate Lawyer in a Sustainable World
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Bankruptcy
  • Crypto and Digital Currency
  • Franchising
  • Elder Law

*Dates and offered topics will vary. Residencies #5 and #6 cannot be completed concurrently. New topics are added annually.

JDinteractive Winter Residency