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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.