Law (Two Year) JD

School of Law

Program Description

The School of Law at the University at Buffalo, is one of only a few law schools located on an international border. We offer a myriad of cross-border learning opportunities, including a cross-border legal studies concentration. The Advanced Standing two-year JD for internationally trained lawyers is intended for students who already hold a law degree from a jurisdiction outside the United States, would like to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and wants to take the New York State Bar.

Program Contact

Laurel Root
309 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2907
Fax: 716-645-6676

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 60 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $85

Special Requirements

Need to have already completed a first degree in law, such as an LLB, a Licenciado, etc.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.