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Juris Doctor

Chapman University

12 months
1875 USD/credit 56250 USD/year
1875 USD/credit 56250 USD/year
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Providing personalized education from some of the nation's top legal educators, the Chapman University Fowler School of Law offers a full-time program leading to the Juris Doctor degree.


Key facts

Chapman University's School of Law offers a joint Juris Doctor JD/MBA degree with Chapman's AACSB-accredited Argyros School of Business and Economics, and a joint JD/MFA degree with Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

These core classes provide the essentials for students in legal studies and cover foundational topics such as torts, contracts, criminal law, real property, civil procedure, legal research and writing. The required curriculum also grounds students in corporations and federal income taxation, constitutional law, evidence and professional responsibility.

Programme Structure

  • Skills training is the practical, experiential component of the student's education, where they begin to acquire the skills essential to the practice of law. In these courses, students gain competency in negotiation, client interviewing and counseling, mediation, advanced legal research, advocacy, appellate practices and procedures, legal drafting, and trial practice.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1875 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    56250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1875 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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