College of Law

Accelerated JD Program

If you’re interested in earning your JD in less than three years, you have a few options to consider at UT Law. These options will allow you to graduate by the fall of your third year—one semester earlier than usual. Two sample accelerated curricula are below.

Sample curriculum #1

  • First year: All required first-year courses (32 credit hours)
  • Summer after first year: 4 credit hours
  • Second year: 17 credit hours per semester of required courses and electives (34 total credit hours)
  • Summer after second year: 3 credit hours
  • Fall of third year: 16 credit hours of electives

Total: 89 credit hours

Sample curriculum #2

  • First year: All required first-year courses (32 credit hours)
  • Summer after first year: 7 credit hours
  • Second year: 15 credit hours per semester of required courses and electives (30 total credit hours)
  • Fall of third year: 15 credit hours of electives

Total: 89 credit hours

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