Providing both the doctrinal knowledge and the practical skills necessary for the 21st-century legal profession, Third Year Away allows students in good standing to satisfy graduation requirements with a supervised externship and by taking up to 12 credits of online courses via JDinteractive, our fully interactive, online law degree program.
JDinteractive offers an array of online courses consisting of live and self-paced class sessions taught by College of Law faculty. The College's long-established Externship Program features placements in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and elsewhere. Additionally, skills-focused seminars are offered either in-person in some markets or online.
As externs, students gain valuable applied learning experience in judicial settings, law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and non-profits.
Advantages to this 3L option:
- Accelerate your career by being "on the ground" and developing practical skills in the city of your choice one year from graduation.
- Strengthen your professional networks in the community in which you wish to work, particularly among Orange Law alumni who assist the Externship Program as placement hosts and seminar guests.
- Take advantage of the College's online education infrastructure, developed and taught by Syracuse Law faculty who are national leaders in providing high quality online law courses.