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Pursuing a JD Degree

The Juris Doctor (JD) Degree

Earning a JD degree from an ABA-approved law school is the most straightforward path to becoming a lawyer in the United States. But becoming a lawyer isn't the only career path a JD degree can open up for you. The skills you learn in law school can benefit you in a variety of professions.

Most JD programs are full time and take three years to complete. However, part-time programs are becoming more common. These programs can generally be completed in four years.

Meeting with law school reps at an LSAC Law School Forum

Attend an LSAC Law School Forum

This is a free opportunity to meet with representatives from 100+ law schools in a city near you. Learn about the application process and financial aid, and attend workshops run by law school admissions experts.