Full-Time JD Program

Full-Time Summer Entry

Full-time students may choose to begin their studies in June by completing a single Criminal Law class during a six week summer term, thereby reducing their fall course load. Classes are offered at convenient times for those working during the summer. If you're new to the region, summer is the perfect time to settle into life in the Emerald City!

In addition to reducing the fall class load, students have the opportunity to lay a solid foundation for their legal studies. During the Criminal Law class, students work collaboratively to develop skills to read and interpret legal text, synthesize rules and policy, and engage in effective legal analysis. By the end of the summer, students gain an appreciation for the nuances of legal study and understand how to apply the skills learned to their fall courses.

Full-Time Fall Entry

Students who begin their legal studies in the fall start in mid-August and take 15 credits in the fall term and 15 credits in the spring to complete their first-year legal studies over a traditional nine-month academic year. Classes typically convene between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Accelerated Program

Because we offer classes year-round, you can choose to reduce your time in law school by attending full-time through the academic year and taking summer courses. For example, a full-time student could graduate in just two and a half years by taking a full course load each fall, spring, and summer.

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) supports all students in developing critical legal skills and knowledge for success in the first year of law school and beyond. Teaching assistants, staff, and faculty foster student success through one-on-one counseling, special academic workshops, and more.