Accelerated 2-Year J.D. Degree Program

Florida Coastal School of Law’s 2-Year Accelerated J.D. Degree Program allows students to complete their legal studies in two years. The program requires participating students to achieve the same number of credit hours (90 credits) as a traditional three-year J.D. student, but can reduce living expenses by a third and enter the workforce sooner.

While this accelerated program means students have a more set schedule of classes, they also have opportunities to select from the full range of electives offered by Florida Coastal, are eligible to be invited in the Coastal Law Honors Society, and can participate in experiential learning opportunities. 

Students who wish to begin in our 2-Year Program must plan since we only enroll in the Spring term.  Students can decide at the end of their first summer if they would like to be considered for the program itself instead of directly applying at the beginning.  Students can transfer out of the program into the traditional program, but cannot transfer into the Accelerated Program. 

Classes start for this program in mid-January.  Students interested in this program should take the LSAT early, but we will accept through the November LSAT for the January start.

Reasons Why Students Choose Our Accelerated 2-Year J.D. Degree Program:

  • Enter the workforce sooner
  • Save a full year of living expenses
  • Smaller first semester classes and more personal attention from your professors