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Juris Doctor (JD)

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

About the Program Juris Doctor (JD)

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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Juris Doctor (JD) American Legal Studies LL.M.

The LL.M. is a post-graduate course in law of lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. The required 24 hours of coursework for the Barry Law program spans one academic year from August to May, and up to fifteen credits may be transferred into the Barry Law J.D. program, based on a student's performance in the LL.M. program.

This is a residential program. LL.M. students live in Orlando, go to class with students from the United States, study in the library, and experience daily life on and off the campus. Upon graduation from the program, the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law LL.M. graduate will have studied law in English, will know the content of United States law and will form ideas about the daily life and culture of the country based on their personal experience.

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The LL.M. is a post-graduate course in law of lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country.

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    Located in Orlando, FL

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    Program Duration: August - May

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    24 Required Credits

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    Tuition: $37,280

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    Located in Orlando, FL

  • Fast

    Program Duration: August - May

  • Check Box

    24 Required Credits

  • Cost

    Tuition: $37,280

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Support Preparing for Success

Barry University School of Law is committed to helping our students reach their academic goals in a caring and supportive environment.
We strives to foster the skills and mindset needed for students to achieve their fullest potential and realize their successes.

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ABA Accreditation

American Bar Association Accreditation

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

General Accreditation

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 407-679-4500 for questions about the status of Barry University.

ABA Required Disclosures Statement of Institutional Learning Outcomes
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Juris Doctor (JD) Experiential Learning

The Law School prides itself on developing lawyers that are practice-ready upon graduation. In August of 2015, the faculty adopted a new requirement that all incoming students must take a minimum of six (6) experiential credit hours prior to graduation. This requirement was implemented beginning with fall 2015 1L students. At the same time, the faculty adopted a list of courses that qualified as “experiential.”
The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that all students are exposed to the integration of doctrine and skills and develop the concepts of the underlying skills being taught. The Law School provides each student the opportunity to complete one or more of these experiential courses totaling at least six credit hours.

Juris Doctor (JD) Faculty

Hailing from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and career paths, the faculty members at Barry Law encourage students to reach their full potential through stimulating classroom interaction as well as challenging research projects, writing assignments and exams. Beyond the classroom, professors in the Clinical Programs guide students through further explore difficult concepts and gain valuable insight.
The practical application of the law. The faculty open-door policy ensures that students may connect with professors outside of class in a comfortable setting where they can

Getting Started Admissions Process

Welcome to the Office of Admissions at Barry Law! We look forward to meeting you soon and assisting you in this important academic journey. Click on the Admissions Staff tab on the left to contact us. We will answer your questions as promptly and thoroughly as possible. To schedule a campus visit, please click on the "Arrange a Campus Visit" link above.

Each year the Barry Law Admissions Committee considers about 2,000 applications for 250 to 280 seats available in the entering class. We follow a rolling admissions policy, with a priority deadline of May 1 for Fall admission and November 15 for Spring admission. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

The basic requirements to apply to Barry Law include completing the admissions application electronically (LSAC.org), registering with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), and attaching a personal statement indicating your interest in the study or practice of law. Transfer students will address the reason for transferring as the subject of the personal statement. The LSAC requires your official transcripts as well as one letter of recommendation for inclusion in the CAS.

Admission Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

Apply to Barry Law today and join our family of caring faculty, students and staff in Orlando-what a great place to pursue your legal education and beyond!

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Admissions Application

Barry Law follows a rolling admissions policy. The Office of Admissions will begin accepting applications for the Fall semester on September 15 and has established a priority deadline of May 1. Applications will be accepted for the Spring semester beginning March 1 and has established a priority deadline of November 15.

The School of Law will continue to accept applications until all seats are filled. Barry Law encourages the timely submission of applications once all required information is available.

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Campus Tour

We encourage you to visit with us and find out if Barry Law is the right fit for you. We hold Open House and/or Admitted Students events in the fall and spring semester.

We encourage you to take advantage of such programs so you can make the best choice for your legal education.

Tours are available Monday through Friday from 10-5. Tours are available outside these times upon request. Please email ambassador@law.barry.edu or call us at 321-206-5635 to schedule a tour.

Explore our Virtual Tour

Virtual tours are also available for out of state students!

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General Information Housing

While Barry University School of Law does not offer on-campus housing, the link below provides a list of apartments in the area in various price ranges as recommended by our current students, though not specifically endorsed by Barry Law.

Admitted students who pay the $200 non-refundable seat deposit will have full access to this website. Within this forum, incoming students can meet one another and discuss apartment and other housing options they have found. Entering students may also search for potential roommates via this forum as well.

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Preparing for Barry Law I was accepted!! Now what?

Follow These Steps To Secure Your Seat Or Withdraw Your Acceptance From Barry Law:

Application Process Financial Aid

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application may be completed online at Federal Student Aid - FAFSA Application. Barry University School of Law's Title IV Federal school code (E00993) should be indicated in section six of the FAFSA.

Step-by-step information about the financial aid application process is available to admitted students.

Our process is streamlined with minimal requirements. Students are encouraged to talk with a staff member from the Office of Student Financial Services in order to determine the best financing options for their circumstances. The priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is April 15th prior to the Fall term.

Application Process How to Pay

For Federal Financial Aid, the full-time status at Barry Law is considered to be 13-16 credit hours and part-time enrollment 6-12 credit hours. Summer enrollment must be at least 6 credit hours to be eligible for financial assistance. The maximum number of credit hours allowed in the summer term is 8 credit hours unless a variance is granted.

Step by Step

  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Federal Student Aid - FAFSA Application or use the myStudentAid app. Barry Law School Code — E00993. This is neither a loan, nor a loan application. It is a federal requirement for receiving federal student aid. See "Helpful Hints" regarding obtaining a federal pin number.
  • If you want to borrow a Federal Direct Student Loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) with the Federal Direct Loan Program at Subsidized / Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN). “Log in to Start” using your FSA ID. Barry Law School Code — E00993.
  • If you need funds in addition to your scholarship and Federal Direct Loans, complete a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS MPN at Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN). “Log in to Start” using your FSA ID. Do not complete the Grad PLUS application; only complete the MPN. Be sure to select Barry University, Orlando—E00993.
  • If you are borrowing a student loan, you must complete a Student Loan Entrance Counseling session at Entrance Counseling. “Log in to Start” using your FSA ID and complete Counseling.
  • Once your file is complete, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter indicating the maximum amount you are eligible to receive. If you accept the loan awards as listed, you don't need to do anything else. If you want to decline or accept a lesser amount, you will need to complete the Barry Revised Student Loan Request Form that was enclosed with the award letter and return it to the Financial Aid Office within 15 days of the award letter date so the requested adjustments can be processed.
  • Scholarship funds and loan funds will be credited to your student account. The excess beyond your tuition and books, if you charge your books to your financial aid, will be disbursed normally by the end of the second week of classes. PLEASE NOTE: Federal regulations require schools to obtain authorization from student to use Federal Student Aid to pay for charges other than tuition and required fees. In order for your federal student aid to be applied to your bookstore charges, complete the Federal Student Aid Authorization Form and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Financial Aid Financial Assistance

Graduate education represents a significant investment of personal and financial aid resources; early planning is essential to meeting your educational costs.

Several student financial aid programs are available at Barry University School of Law. All admitted students will automatically be considered for Barry University School of Law academic scholarships and need-based grants. However, like most law schools, long-term low interest loans are the major source in financing your legal education. The major loan program that our students will be eligible for is the Federal Direct Loans (unsubsidized and Graduate plus).

Financial Aid Statement

The statements on this website are meant to provide the applicant or student with an informational overview. The Barry University School of Law reserves the right to change any requirement or provision on this website, including, but not limited to, academic requirements, standards, or fees, at any time, with or without notice. This website is not intended to be a contract between the University and the student. The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or handicap status in its educational programs, activities, hiring, or student admission practices.

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2021-2022 Cost of Education

The Cost of Education is the total of tuition plus an estimate of living expenses you can expect to incur while attending Barry Law School. The total of scholarship and loan funds that you receive can be no more than the total Cost of Education.

The estimate for living expenses is based on a combination of factors: a survey of Barry Law students; a survey of providers, such as apartment complexes; and a comparison of our estimates with other institutions in the area and other law schools. 

The transportation allowance is calculated at the IRS reimbursement rate and includes gasoline and normal upkeep including tire replacement. Personal/Miscellaneous allowance includes a health insurance component equal to the annual premium for the policy that can be purchased through Barry.

Whether or not this estimate provides sufficiently for you will largely depend on choices you make. Since available funding has limitations, we advise you to consider using cost-cutting tactics.

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Tuition and Fees by Semester

Fall
Spring
Full-Time Program $19,950 $19,950
Technology Fee (Full-time) $75 $75
Student Fee (Full-time) $500 $500
Part-Time Program $15,070 $15,070
Technology Fee (Part-time) $50 $50
Student Fee (Part-time) $500 $500

Tuition and Fees by Semester

Full-Time Program
Fall $19,950 Spring $19,950
Technology Fee (Full-time)
Fall $75 Spring $75
Student Fee (Full-time)
Fall $500 Spring $500
Part-Time Program
Fall $15,070 Spring $15,070
Technology Fee (Part-time)
Fall $50 Spring $50
Student Fee (Part-time)
Fall $500 Spring $500
*The above displays block tuition rates for the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are billed the per credit hour rate of $1,425. **Total tuition and fees for the 2021 - 2022 academic year: Full-Time Program - $41,050; Part-Time Program - $31,240
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Estimated Living Expenses For Academic Year 2021-2022

Full-Time
Part-Time
Room/Board $16,200 $16,200
Books $2,400 $2,200
Personal/Miscellaneous $4,500 $4,500
Transportation $4,300 $4,300
Total Estimated Living Expenses $27,400 $27,200

Estimated Living Expenses For Academic Year 2021-2022

Room/Board
Full-Time $16,200 Part-Time $16,200
Books
Full-Time $2,400 Part-Time $2,200
Personal/Miscellaneous
Full-Time $4,500 Part-Time $4,500
Transportation
Full-Time $4,300 Part-Time $4,300
Total Estimated Living Expenses $27,400 Total Estimated Living Expenses $27,200
Full-time division students typically enroll for 13 to 16 semester hours. Part-time division students typically enroll for 6 to 12 semester hours.

Automatic Additions to Cost of Attendance:

1L Students: $100 for the cost of applying for the Bar Application. Candidates for graduation during enrollment period: $250 Graduation Fee. All rates given are subject to change without notice.

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