The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The J.D. Program requires the completion of 90 semester hours, which can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time program is a three-year course of study for students who are able to devote virtually all of their time to the study of law. The part-time program is designed to meet the needs of students who have outside obligations, and is generally completed in four or five years. Students may switch from part-time to the full-time program after completing their first semester of study.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing.
The Brandeis School of Law also offers eight dual degree programs; clinics, externships and skills certificates; and study abroad opportunities. The school has a heavy focus on public service for additional hands-on education, and offers an Academic Success Program to assist students in developing and enhancing the critical skills necessary to succeed on campus and beyond.