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It’s Time to Earn the Law Degree Your Career Deserves

This is your moment. You’re ready to come back to school and reach the next level of career success — and you’ve come to the right place. At Purdue Global Law School, tomorrow’s leaders find a legal education that fits seamlessly into their lives and schedules while preparing them for what’s next.

  • Leader in Online Legal Education: Backed by one of the most respected universities in the nation, Purdue Global Law School is the nation’s first fully online law school and accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

  • Curriculum Led by Industry Experts: Purdue Global Law School is home to influential legal minds and distinguished faculty who bring real world experience to your classes. Our curriculum delivers core skills and in-demand knowledge to keep you competitive now and in the future.

  • Flexible Options: We offer two innovative law degree programs, a JD and EJD, that are built for working adults who are ready to build industry expertise and advance their careers with the freedom of online learning.

  • Affordable Education: We’re committed to helping you find the most efficient and affordable ways to reach your goals. You could qualify for a scholarship that may cover up to 20% of your tuition. The full tuition for our Juris Doctor degree is 65% less than the average cost of a 3-year full-time program at ABA-accredited schools nationwide.

1998

Established as nation’s first fully online law school

2,700

Alumni network of graduates

700

Number of students enrolled now

WHICH LEGAL PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Juris Doctor (JD) Degree

  • Your goal is to become a California-licensed attorney.

  • You want to represent clients in court and provide legal counsel.

  • You see yourself leading depositions and negotiating settlements.

  • You want to practice federal law.

Executive Juris Doctor (EJD)

  • You do not intend to practice law; however, your goal is to gain legal expertise to further your opportunities in your present job or a new field.

  • You envision yourself helping people resolve disputes—for example, being an advocate for patients or families who need help.

  • You see yourself reviewing contracts, shaping corporate policy, and implementing proficient ways to communicate better with attorneys.

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Purdue Global Law School was named to The Princeton Review's list of Best Online JD Programs in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Proactive and Personalized Student Support

Earn a best-in-class law degree from virtually anywhere in the world from your computer or tablet.

Exam Preparation

We offer a capstone course for students preparing to take the bar exam and have integrated bar preparation throughout our JD curriculum.

Student Support

Connect with a professional Student Advisor who can monitor progress and ensure you are on track. Additionally, professors are readily available with advice.

Hands-On Experience

Prepare for work in the legal field through externship opportunities, our competitive moot court program, and a legal incubator program to help you launch your own practice after graduation.

Student Engagement

Participate in mentoring opportunities, networking events, or student groups such as our Student Bar Association.

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You have these options of collaborating with instructors through this very structured intuitive platform that the law school has put together. You have to go through real curriculum, real professors, work on your assignments thoroughly, and they test you at every level on the curriculum.

Kasey Shah, JD, 2014 California Licensed Attorney, Technology
Purdue Global Law School graduate Kasey Shah

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer scholarships?

Purdue Global Law School is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to further our mission of providing affordable, accessible legal education. A limited number of scholarships are available for first-year students who demonstrate the talent, drive, and academic ability to become successful law school students.

Learn more about our scholarships.

Can I apply for financial aid? Do you have FAFSA?

Our Financial Aid advisors are glad to assist you with the process of applying for Federal Student Aid. Just call 877-757-8189 and ask to be connected to the Financial Aid Office.

Learn more about your financial aid options, including a variety of federal and private lending programs.

What are the Admissions Requirements

To be accepted at Purdue Global Law School, you must satisfy all three steps in our application process, as well as meet the minimum academic standards outlined below.

Juris Doctor and Executive Juris Doctor Program: Applicants who earned their bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (such as the Distance Education Accrediting Commission) will be considered for admission to Purdue Global's law programs. In general, students should have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average from their undergraduate work.

Learn more about our admissions requirements.

What is the difference between the JD and the EJD?

The Juris Doctor (JD) program is designed for students who want to practice as an attorney: representing clients in court, providing legal counsel, preparing and delivering trial statements, leading depositions, negotiating settlements, and performing other traditional attorney functions. Due to Purdue Global's accreditation by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California, this degree program prepares you to sit for the California State Bar exam and become a licensed attorney.

The Executive Juris Doctor (EJD) program is designed for professionals who want to add the advanced legal training of a lawyer, but who do not intend to practice law. The difference: you won’t have the additional regulatory hurdles of attorney licensure that include passing first year and bar exams, as well as postgraduation continuing education requirements. Because you’re not preparing for the bar, EJD degrees also require less class time and tuition: just 3 years versus the 4-year JD program.

During the first year, foundational courses are the same for both JD and EJD students. During the second and third years, the two degree programs take different paths. The JD student focuses primarily on traditional legal training and bar exam preparation. Students in the EJD program also continue building their advanced legal expertise, but with more freedom to customize their programs to more closely match a chosen industry or career path. Additionally, EJD students have more flexibility to take less than a full-time load.

Accreditation

Purdue Global Law School is part of Purdue Global, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLCommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The law school is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. As a result, Purdue Global Law School has the authority to offer a Juris Doctor degree that qualifies recipients to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California. Opportunities may exist outside of California as well.