Syracuse University College of Law’s Online J.D. program is the first real-time, ABA-approved online juris doctor program in the United States.

Taught by College of Law faculty to the same high-quality standards as the residential J.D. program, The Online J.D. is a flexible degree option designed for talented and ambitious students who cannot relocate because of work or family commitments. The ABA-approved program combines real-time, live online class sessions with self-paced instruction, on-campus courses, and experiential learning opportunities.

Online law students receive the same rigorous legal education as do residential Syracuse students. They take the same required courses and select among elective courses; attend custom short-residency courses; and have the opportunity to complete a legal externship.
The College’s world-class faculty members are thought-leaders in their fields and are actively engaged in legal research and law and policy reform. Online students have full access to these committed teachers, who put students first and who are fully committed to student success.
Admissions standards and requirements for The Online J.D. are equivalent to those in Syracuse’s residential program, including testing requirements. As with all Syracuse law students, online students apply through the Law School Admission Council.


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Founded in 1895, the Syracuse University College of Law offers students a forward-leaning legal education designed to ensure that graduates have the knowledge, discipline, and analytical skills to succeed in the 21st-century legal profession and related fields.

We believe an outstanding legal education is as dynamic as the law itself. Syracuse puts students at the center of an intellectual, professional, personal, and cultural experience that will make them better lawyers and better leaders throughout their lifetimes.