FlexJD. Part-time, online and on-campus JD delivery. Full-time Northeastern Law experience.
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.
A part-time schedule with a full-time experience.
*Students applying to the FlexJD program should check with the jurisdictions in which they may seek admission to the bar to ensure that graduation from this program will make them eligible for taking the bar exam and being admitted to the bar in those jurisdictions. Because of the limits New York places on the use of distance education, FlexJD students cannot currently sit for the bar exam in New York.
FlexJD Student Testimonials
James Kane ’25
“I feel fortunate that I have found a program, at Northeastern, that fosters an environment of academic excellence and innovation whilst also supporting me as I continue to grow in my professional life.”
Rachel Vierra ’25
“I can confidently say the FlexJD program was the right choice for me to pursue my legal education. While the courses do require time outside of class to prepare and complete assignments, the workload has been compatible with my employment.”