Cardozo's Juris Doctor (J.D.) program combines a strong foundation of first-year courses in legal skills and methods with a rich and varied upper-level elective curriculum.
The school offers a traditional three-year program. The program of study consists of 84 credits completed in three years. Students in the Alternative Entry Program can complete the six semesters in two-and-one-half calendar years.
The first-year program consists of 30 credits, all in required courses. Second- and third-year courses are largely elective.
Supplemented by numerous experiential programs, including internships, externships and clinics, as well as opportunities to work on six student-run journals and the Moot Court Honor Society, the academic program provides numerous pathways to the J.D. degree—all designed to prepare students for roles as tomorrow's top legal scholars and practitioners.