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 starting in fall 2021.
For the first time, 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 the same broad range of opportunities to build your professional skills as our traditional full-time JD students. 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.