2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, JD

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Degree Requirements

Syracuse University College of Law awards the Juris Doctor degree to students who successfully complete a minimum of 87 credits. Each student must earn a cumulative grade point average and a final-year grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to satisfactorily complete the course of study.

For further information regarding admissions, please contact the College of Law Admissions Office, 315-443-1962, lawadmissions@syr.edu

For further information regarding Scholarships and Financial Aid, please contact the College of Law Financial Aid Office, 315-443-1962, lawfinaid@syr.edu

For further information regarding academic programs, and policies, please contact the College of Law Change to Registrar’s Office, 315-443-1269, lawstudentrecords@syr.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Develop knowledge of a broad cross-section of constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and common law.

2. Comprehend, interpret, and analyze constitutions, statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions.

3. Speak and write effectively about the law in a manner appropriate to the audience.

4. Research law and investigate facts proficiently.

5. Approach legal problems practically.

6. Appreciate the various roles lawyers play in society and recognize the impact of law on people and institutions.

To view the full set of learning outcomes, visit the College of Law J.D. program page: http://law.syr.edu/academics/jd-residential/learning-outcomes-jd-program/

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