Caroline Kelley ’17
Staff Attorney, Community Action Program Legal Services, Boston
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Northeastern Law’s full-time, on-campus trajectory to pursue a law degree doesn’t fit everyone. We get it. That’s why we are offering our part-time, online and on-campus FlexJD option.
You can benefit from Northeastern’s dynamic, practice-driven JD conveniently delivered in a part-time, blended learning format ideally suited for well-qualified, working professionals with strong academic backgrounds who intend to continue their full-time employment while in law school. The FlexJD allows you to complete flexible remote coursework on your own schedule combined with limited, required in-person instruction on our Boston campus.
In the FlexJD program, your courses will be spread over four years rather than the traditional three-year JD program, allowing you to balance your professional and personal commitments with pursuing your law degree. You’ll experience the same foundational first-year curriculum as our full-time JD program students, with the advantage of receiving more hours delivered online. You’ll also have access to a broad range of opportunities to build your professional skills. You can take the same upper-level courses our full-time JD students take, including clinical courses and a long list of skills-based courses that includes offerings in areas such as alternative dispute resolution and transactional drafting. You’ll also complete semester-long co-op placements with legal employers through our Cooperative Legal Education Program and participate in numerous programs offered by our Center for Co-op and Career Development.
After your four years, you’ll be ready to sit for the bar and practice law — armed with unparalleled depth of knowledge and an abundance of legal experience.