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Law (JD)

As a lawyer, you will face a unique set of challenges every day, from negotiating complex agreements to successfully arguing motions in court. That’s why DePaul University College of Law offers you theoretical instruction as well as creative approaches to professional skills training. Whether in the classroom or in the field, DePaul’s comprehensive curriculum prepares you to succeed.

As a DePaul student, you can earn academic credit by working with real clients on real cases in every type of legal environment. Through our Clinical, Field Placement and Trial Advocacy programs, you will gain valuable first-hand experience and insight working side-by-side with distinguished faculty
members and practicing attorneys.

In addition to the core Juris Doctor curriculum, you also can choose from a variety of joint degrees, graduate programs and certificate options in a number of specializations.

Core Requirements 46 hours
Elective Requirements 40 hours
   Total hours required    86 hours