Flex JD is a rigorous and academically challenging program that will prepare you to become a capable and skilled lawyer.
Flex JD’s admission requirements and application procedures are the same as for the traditional JD program.
- Time to complete: 3.5 years (10 terms)
- Includes three summer terms
- 25-35 hours/week time commitment for class preparation, assignments, and participation
Online classes and coursework (for online-only and hybrid-online courses)
- Our professors have designed the program to take full advantage of online tools to provide you with a learning experience that blends the best of our traditional campus-based education with the unique opportunities presented by online learning
- Weekly activities with rapid feedback and multiple assessment opportunities during each term help you measure your progress and ensure that you master critical knowledge and skills
- Weekly live online classes with faculty and fellow students (scheduled at convenient times for working professionals) that replicate the traditional law school classroom experience
- Regular video office hours with faculty ensure that if you need assistance, your professors are just a click away
Required on-campus sessions (for all hybrid-online courses)
- Each fall and spring semester throughout the program's 3.5-year duration will incorporate in-person classes over five weekends.
- In-person weekend dates for the 2024-25 academic year:
- August 22-24, 2024
- October 5, 6, 2024
- December 7, 8, 2024
- February 15, 16, 2025
- April 26, 27, 2025
- Classes meet in beautiful Sullivan Hall, the law school’s world-class facility on the campus of Seattle University
- Classes will build upon your online learning and offer engaging opportunities to synthesize and apply what you have learned
- In-person sessions scheduled to coincide with a variety of social and extra-curricular opportunities to deepen your connection with your professors, fellow students, the campus community, the legal profession, and the city of Seattle.
Course work is delivered in a hybrid-online format, combining online learning and limited, in-person classes:
- Asynchronous remote learning allows students to complete assignments on their own time.
- Synchronous classes (typically one hour per week, per class) allow live interaction with professors and classmates.
- Just two to three intensive, in-person sessions per semester held at Sullivan Hall each fall and spring.
- Summer course work conducted entirely online.