BRISTOL – Roger Williams University School of Law now will offer students the option to earn a three-year J.D. degree on an accelerated 2.5 years, or a more flexible four-year track.
Students in the accelerated program can complete a degree in 2.5 years and save an entire semester of living expenses and then take the bar exam and enter the job market nearly six months earlier than their classmates. Those students will be required to take summer courses but those are scheduled in the evening to allow for daytime employment and externship experiences.
A flexible four-year program will allow students, including those with family obligations or who want to work part time, to take fewer credits per semester. Students on this track generally will have classes only two to three days per week and have the option of taking evening and summer courses. •