College of Law

J.D. Program

Juris Doctor Program

Prepare for your future at Toledo Law. Our J.D. program can be tailored to meet your professional goals. We offer full- and part-time options for added flexibility. Courses are available year-round — fall/spring semesters and optional summer session — to help you earn your degree at your pace.

Full-Time J.D.

Our full-time J.D. program is both rigorous and comprehensive. First-year courses provide you with a strong foundation in core legal subjects. Our legal clinics, externships, and simulation courses offer hands-on, practical training. Full-time students typically take 15 credit hours a semester and complete their course of study in three years.

Part-Time J.D.

Our part-time J.D. program allows working professionals and others to earn a law degree at their own pace. Part-time students typically take 8-10 credit hours a semester and complete their course of study in four to five years.

Two-Year J.D. for Lawyers Trained Outside U.S.

With our two-year J.D. program, highly qualified lawyers who have completed law studies outside the U.S. may be eligible to earn up to 29 hours of advanced standing credit. Unlike an LL.M., a J.D. degree qualifies you to take the bar exam in every U.S. state.

Accelerated J.D.

Toledo Law was one of the first law schools in Ohio to launch a 3+3 accelerated degree program. Our 3+3 program allows undergraduate students at partner institutions to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years instead of the usual seven. Visit our partner institutions below to learn more. Once you're ready to apply, ask an authorized representative from your undergraduate institution to complete our 3+3 Certification Form.

Certificates of Concentration

Toledo Law offers certificates of concentration for J.D. students to pursue specialized study. You'll experience deep immersion in the theory and practice of law with concentrations in high-demand specializations. By earning a certificate, you'll demonstrate to potential employers both genuine interest and higher-level knowledge in a particular field of law.

Joint Degrees and programs

As one of only 27 institutions in the nation offering degree programs in all seven professional fields of law, business, education, engineering, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, UToledo is also the perfect place to earn two graduate degrees at an accelerated pace through our joint degree programs. Select from the options below or customize your own degree program to fit your unique interdisciplinary interests.

Toledo Law Admissions

Last Updated: 4/10/24