Fordham University follows Wake Forest Law in plans to launch Two-Year JD for International Students

Fordham University’s School of Law has announced plans to launch a two-year JD program in fall 2015.

The program is called the “Advanced Standing” JD, and will be aimed at international candidates who already have an LL.M. from a US law school.

Graduates of the new JD program will be eligible to sit for the bar exam in New York and other jurisdictions.

A number of US-based law schools have recently launched two-year JD programs, which are one year shorter than traditional JDs.

Indeed, the announcement comes just months after Wake Forest University Law School announced a similar two-year JD program, which is also aimed at international candidates (admission to the Wake Forest program does not, however, require an LL.M.).

And in February, New York Law School announced a two-year JD program which is aimed at honors students.

Fordham promises that admission to its new Advanced Standing JD program will be “extremely competitive,” and only a handful of applicants will be accepted each year.

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