3-Year Program (Full Time)
Widener Law’s 3-Year Program is designed for full-time students who can attend classes during the day. If you opt to earn your Juris Doctor (J.D.) in three years, you will attend classes five days a week through the first year, and you will be prohibited from working more than 20 hours a week throughout the length of the program. (Explore sample class schedules for Delaware and Harrisburg.)

Degree Requirements
Completion of the Juris Doctor degree requires a minimum of 88 credit hours of coursework. Both the Delaware and Harrisburg curricula are designed to help you develop a fundamental understanding of law and the legal process. You may focus your studies on particular areas of the law by selecting elective courses related to your interests or by pursuing a dual-degree or certificate.

Please review the admission requirements before applying. Additional information for international and transfer students are available on the admissions page. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.