Foreign-trained lawyers, and other graduates of foreign, non-U.S. law
schools, may earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from DePaul University
College of Law in only two years. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is not required
for admission. DePaul is one of a small number of law schools to offer a
two-year JD program that does not require the LSAT. Graduates of the
Two-Year JD Program for International Lawyers are eligible to take the
bar exam and become licensed in any state in the United States.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for English
proficiency may be granted conditional admission to the program. These
applicants will be permitted to begin the JD program after successful
completion of DePaul's English Language Academy or upon a showing of
meeting the minimum English proficiency qualifications.
Students admitted to the program receive one year of credit (28
credit hours) for their foreign law degree. The remaining 58 credit
hours required to earn the JD can be completed in two years.