Accelerated Graduation Option
Designed for students who want to minimize their time out of the job market, while saving an entire semester of living expenses, RWU Law offers an accelerated graduation option. Students choosing this option will still have access to all that an RWU Law degree offers, but will graduate a semester earlier.
Students enrolled under the Accelerated Graduation Option can complete their J.D degree in two and one-half years - thereby saving an entire semester of living expenses, and taking the bar examination (and entering the job market) nearly six months ahead of their classmates. Accelerated-option students complete the same number of credit hours as traditional three-year JD students, but they complete the work in five semesters over the course of two and one-half calendar years, including summer coursework. Accelerated-option students can still select from the full-range of electives offered by the School of Law, including participation in our extensive array of clinical courses and all extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including Law Review and Moot Court. Accelerated Graduation Option students will take courses each summer, but all summer courses are scheduled during the evening to accommodate those engaged in daytime employment and externship experiences (including the possibility of earning academic credit for summer externships).
The Accelerated Graduation Option is available for first-year students.