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Brooklyn Law School’s two-year degree program eliminates breaks

Posted May 13, 2013 6:00 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Students who enroll in Brooklyn Law School’s new two-year degree program will be able to shorten the time it takes to get a JD, but they will have to give up summer and winter breaks.

Students will begin the summer before the traditional start of law school and will attend classes continually for 24 months, according to the National Law Journal and a press release. The total tuition will be the same as a three-year degree, though students will be able to save a year of living expenses.

The program was approved on May 7 and will take effect in 2014. The school hopes to enroll 10 to 50 students the first year. Dubbed “Brooklyn 2-3-4,” the program also allows students to extend their time at school to up to four years without paying additional tuition.

The University of Dayton, Northwestern University and Southwestern law schools have had two-year degree options for a number of years, the story says. Other law schools offering or undertaking such programs are Drexel University, Florida Coastal, Pepperdine, Vermont and Washburn University.

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