DePaul’s Two-Year JD for International Lawyers program attracts
foreign-trained lawyers from around the world. As a
graduate of a foreign law school, you may enroll in this accelerated
two-year program to earn a nationally recognized JD degree, sit for
the bar exam and become licensed to practice in the United States.
At DePaul, you will study alongside traditional JD students, taking the same first-year foundational courses and progressing to specialized coursework in your second year. You may focus
your legal studies in one of eight areas: Business Law, Child & Family
Law, Criminal Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International
Business Law, International Human Rights Law or Public Interest Law.
DePaul’s 2015 entering class includes foreign-trained lawyers from
more than a dozen countries including: Australia, Cameroon, China,
Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Russia,
Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda and Ukraine. In the TwoYear
JD program, you benefit from studying with classmates from the
United States and abroad, who share experiences with a decidedly
international point of view.
DePaul does not require the LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
for admission to the Two-Year JD program. In addition, you receive
one year of credit (28 credit hours) for your existing foreign law degree,
which allows you to earn a JD in only two years of full-time study.