Two-Year J.D. Program

Two Year J.D. Program

MC Law offers an accelerated J.D. with a built-in scholarship for well qualified, highly motivated students. This is a complete 90 credit hour program with opportunities for skills training, externships, law review, and moot court competitions and the ability to take the bar exam in any state.

A substantial scholarship is automatically applied to the Two Year J.D. Program, resulting in a substantial reduction in tuition, plus the opportunity to take the bar exam and launch your career a full year earlier. 

Due to the demanding nature of the program, the Two Year J.D. Program is limited to applicants with strong academic credentials. Minimum requirements are an LSAT score of 152 and undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. At the end of the 1L year, you must rank in the top 50% of your class.  If you do not meet this generous retention standard, it is possible to continue in the traditional J.D. program.

Sample Course Layout for the Two Year J.D. Program

SEMESTER HOURS TOTAL HOURS PERIOD COURSES
4 4 Summer Property
15 19 Fall Regular 1L courses
15 34 Spring Regular 1L courses + Constitutional Law
10 44 Summer 2 hrs intersession (May) plus 8 hours in regular summer
18 62 Fall To include Legal Writing III and Evidence
4 66 Intersession Trial Practice (January)
18 84 Spring Regular upper-level courses
6 90 Summer 6 hr. Externship (following bar exam) or 6 regular summer hours if not taking the July bar exam.

To apply to the Two Year J.D. Program:

  • Apply to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • For more information, visit www.LSAC.org or call 215.968.1001.
  • Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service at www.LSAC.org.
  • Complete the standard MC Law application found online at the same site, checking the box on the application form that indicates you are applying for the Two Year J.D. Program.

Your application must be submitted by May 1, 2019.