The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The J.D. Program requires the completion of 90 semester hours, which can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time program is a three-year course of study for students who are able to devote virtually all of their time to the study of law. The part-time program is designed to meet the needs of students who have outside obligations, and is generally completed in four or five years. Students may switch from part-time to the full-time program during their second semester of study.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing.
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Academic Success Program
The Academic Success Program assists students in developing and enhancing the critical skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.
Through the clinical externship program, upper-level students perform law-related work and gain practical experience under the supervision of faculty and members of the bar. Externships provide opportunities to work with judges, represent clients through Legal Aid, and the Center for Women and Families, prepare and try cases through criminal justice agencies such as the Public Defender’s office, or work on tax law issues with the local office of the Internal Revenue Service.