Drexel offering two-year law degree starting in 2014

Drexel University is offering an accelerated law degree program, but it’s for people looking to save time more than money.

Drexel Law School Dean Roger Dennis says the new two year degree is designed for students who can focus on their education and absorb three years worth of material quickly.

“Students will start in the middle of May of [20]14 they will take a full semester over the summer then they will go fall and spring semester like ordinary students then they take a few courses in their second summer and then they take another two semesters in their second year and they are done,” he said.

Dennis says the students will have the opportunity to participate in the university’s cooperative education program and other activities as part of their accelerated curriculum, but he admits it’s not for everyone.

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“For students who are a little bit more mature, really focused don’t want to be out of the job market for three years,” he said.

Total tuition will cost the same as for the three-year program. Dennis says the university developed the curriculum responding to the roughly 20 percent drop in applications at law schools nationwide, including Drexel.


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