2-Year Law Degree Launched in New York

Amidst the ongoing national debate about law school affordability and the value of the 3L year, New York Law School announced it will offer a two-year J.D. honors program starting in January 2015. It is the first law school to launch a program that cuts the cost of a law degree to no more than two-thirds of a traditional degree. “We’re offering an innovative, accelerated honors J.D. program, requiring an exceptional commitment to year-round, intensive academic work,” said Dean Anthony Crowell. “The program focuses on key growth sectors of the city’s economy: business and financial services; government and public interest; and intellectual property, media, and technology,” the National Jurist reports.