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JD Degree Program

The Juris Doctor (JD) degree at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is a three year program. The College of Law's innovative curriculum allows students to focus their learning and experience. The first-year curriculum requires all students to take Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts, Legal Method and Writing, Property, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law I, Legal Advocacy, and an Elective Course. After the first year, the only required courses are Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure or Constitutional Law II. All other courses are electives. Students must complete a total of 88 credit hours and write a substantial paper to complete the graduation requirements.

Several Centers and Special programs can enhance the study and opportunities for students in the JD program.
The College also offers several concurrent degrees*, including:
*Applicants for any concurrent JD Degree Program must apply to both programs.