Juris Doctor Program

Juris Doctor Academic Program

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A student speaks with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ruth Witherspoon. Barry Law's faculty and administration follow an open-door policy and are available to speak one-on-one with students upon request.

The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree. All students in the program must complete 90 semester-hours of study in areas that are essential to the understanding and practice of law.

Barry University combines traditional and innovative teaching methods to provide a dynamic, professional program. The JD curriculum is designed to develop students' analytical ability, communication skills, and understanding of the codes of professional responsibility and ethics that are central to the practice of law. The faculty utilizes a variety of teaching methods, including simulations and role-playing. Courses designed to develop and refine writing abilities are required. Seminars and advanced courses provide close interaction with faculty.

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