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Determine if a Two-Year Law School Program is a Good Fit

Two-year J.D. programs allow students to graduate faster, but with fewer opportunities for internships.

Students in accelerated law programs, unlike traditional students, have only one summer for internships and clerkships.

Students in accelerated law programs, unlike traditional students, have only one summer for internships and clerkships.

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He encourages students to consider going to a lower-cost school in three years, which would allow for an additional summer's worth of experience.

"You get two years of a legal education, at some schools, but you pay for three. They charge you basically by the degree. That's where the student as a consumer has to be very careful," he says.

To make it through an intense, accelerated law school program, current student Smith has some encouraging words for his peers considering a similar path. "It takes some stamina and some foresight," he says. "You kind of have to prepare for that."

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