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Juris Doctor (JD)

JD Program
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Lawyers encounter diverse challenges daily, from intricate negotiations to persuasive courtroom advocacy. DePaul College of Law delivers theoretical insights and hands-on practical training, equipping you to address contemporary legal issues effectively. Our robust Juris Doctor (JD) curriculum, both in classrooms and real-world settings, ensures you are ready for the demands of legal practice and beyond.

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That Fits You

Our day and evening programs give you flexibility and options in planning your legal education.

JD Degree Requirements

As part of our comprehensive JD curriculum, you also can further specialize your legal studies by pursuing a JD certificate or joint degree program, or by tailoring your studies with one of our Programs of Excellence. Whichever option you choose, DePaul Law ensures you're equipped for success.

JD Certificate

Designed to complement the JD degree, our nine JD certificate programs enhance your legal studies by deepening your legal knowledge and broadening your career prospects in specific areas of law.​

Programs of Excellence

Offering advanced legal education and training, our six Programs of Excellence build on the traditional strengths of the law school and provide you with myriad professional opportunities in growing fields of practice. 


Joint Degree Programs

Expand your skill set and learn to tackle complex, interdisciplinary challenges by completing a joint degree program in a field that complements your JD, opening doors to diverse career opportunities. 

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