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Juris Doctor Degree

The juris doctor degree is awarded to an individual upon the successful completion of law school. The 90 credits required for degree completion can be obtained over two or three years.

The degree of juris doctor degree will be granted to all students who satisfactorily complete the upper-level requirements and:

  1. Graduate from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Complete 90 hours of credit in the law school with a grade point average of at least 2.00 and a passing grade in all required courses. A minimum of 74 hours shall be completed in courses in which a letter grade is received.
  3. Complete the course of study for the J.D. degree no earlier than 24 months and no later than 84 months after commencing law study at Washburn or a law school from which Washburn has accepted transfer credit.
  4. Comply with the rules pertaining to legal education prescribed by the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.