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The Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Jump start your career with a degree from Delaware Law School. Located five miles from downtown Wilmington, Delaware Law fosters practice-ready graduates. Choose any of our signature or our dual degree programs to gain specialized training for a successful career. With six law clinics and countless practical learning experiences, you’ll have opportunities to represent real clients in real cases before you graduate. No matter what experiences you choose, a Delaware Law degree will provide access to a world of opportunities and position you to succeed.


in the Nation for graduates obtaining judicial clerkships

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$17M +

in veteran disability benefits recovered by the Veterans Law Clinic

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of incoming class identifies as a first-generation law student

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of Incoming Class identifies as a person of color

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2 Enrollment Options

offering full- and part- time study

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externship placements

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of Incoming Students receive Renewable Scholarship Awards, reducing tuition for the duration of their legal education

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Alumni Network including 237 sitting judges

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Six Clinics

Represent real clients on real cases before you graduate

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Non-JD Programs

Undergraduate Legal Studies

Choose from associates or bachelors degree, general paralegal certificate or multiple concentrations including health, corporate, litigation, criminal, estate administration. Earn your certificate in one summer.

Interpreter Programs

Court, community, legal and health interpreting programs with specialized practical skills training.

Master of Jurisprudence

100% online degrees for non-lawyers, including corporate and healthcare compliance and global and financial cyber-crimes.

LLM Programs

Join law graduates from around the world to advance your career with a legal specialty or prepare to take a US bar exam.

SJD Programs

Immerse yourself in scholarly achievement with corporate or health law dissertation research with dedicated faculty supervisors.

International Partnerships & Special Programs

Our global partnerships offer collaborative academic options for both domestic and international students. Special programs include: International Summer Law Programs, Legal Scholars Academy, Legal English training, and continuing legal education.

An ideal place to live and learn.

Situated in America’s Corporate Capital, Wilmington, Delaware at the center of the busy Northeast corridor



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Dignity Rights Clinic

Delaware Law's Dignity Rights Clinic is the only clinical program in the nation dedicated to advancing the right of every person, everywhere to live with greater dignity. Working with partners including the ABA, the UN, and grassroots organizations here and abroad, students are helping to shape this emerging area of law and gaining valuable legal experience in law reform and advocacy, while making a real difference to people around the world who seek to live with dignity.

Erin Daly

Professor of Law and Director of the Dignity Rights Clinic


Diversity is about people, and at Delaware Law we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates and embraces everyone and their unique contributions while recognizing that there is more commonality and unity in our community than division or separation. From affinity to legal interest groups, co-curricular to social activities, and personal and professional training, there is something here for everyone, including YOU!

Joseph Farris

Assistant Dean for DE&I

Experiential Learning

There is no better way to learn the law than by practicing the law. Delaware Law provides a broad range of practical learning opportunities for you to build your professional skills and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Developing your identity as a lawyer will begin in law school with these varied and immersive experiences, including our in-house clinics and externship field placements.

Francis J. Catania, Jr.

Professor of Law and Director of Experiential Education