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Juris Doctor (JD) Admissions

JD Admissions

JD Admissions

As a student in Delaware Law’s Juris Doctor (JD) program, you’ll form your identity as a lawyer, develop practice-ready skills, and build your legal network within a diverse, welcoming community. Our three-year, full-time and four-year, part-time programs allow you to choose the option that best balances your life, school and work commitments.

Find Your JD Program

Here, you’ll gain specialized training, conduct breakthrough research, participate in advocacy work, shape public policy, and make a difference through public service to the community—all before you graduate. Choose your pathway:

Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law

Taishoff Advocacy, Technology, and Public Service Institute

Global Environmental Rights Institute

Family Health Law and Policy Institute

Dignity Law Institute

Gain Practical Skills in Clinics and Externships

Here, you’ll prepare for legal practice from day one. As you take on clinic and externship opportunities, you’ll serve clients, make professional connections, and develop expertise that can only be acquired through real-world learning. With these experiences under your belt, you’ll feel ready to hit the ground running—and have a competitive edge—as you launch your legal career.

Hands-on learning opportunities include:

Delaware Civil Law Clinic

Dignity Rights Clinic

Environmental Law and Natural Resources Clinic

Innocence Delaware Legal Clinic

Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Law Clinic

Veterans Law Clinic

Clinical, judicial, and health law externships

And more

Live and Learn in Wilmington, Delaware

Discover the city where more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies have incorporated, where prestigious Delaware courts reside, and where a short drive will lead you to the extensive legal networks of Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Delaware Law’s campus offers a variety of housing options, as well as easy access to cultural, recreational, retail, and dining attractions.

Learn from Accomplished Faculty

Our professors are respected practitioners who are eager to mentor students like you. You’ll benefit from their scholarship and research, and you’ll learn from their professional experience, where they lend their expertise to state and federal court systems, state legislatures, bar associations, and international organizations.

Join a Supportive Community

The Delaware Law community is passionate, energized and inclusive. Throughout law school and beyond, you’ll belong to a network of faculty, peers, and alumni who will connect you to professional opportunities and support your success.

Ready to Apply?

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact our Admissions Office at 302.477.2703 or email us at [email protected].

“As a first-generation law student, Delaware Law was the perfect fit for me. Professors and alumni have supported me through every step of my legal education and career. The education was rigorous yet practical, setting me on a path to a successful career as a commercial litigator, Assistant U. S. Attorney, and now as a member of the federal judiciary.”

-U. S. Magistrate Judge Scott W. Reid '02