Accelerated Law Degree Programs

Following are the leading institutions offering accelerated law degree programs:

Northwestern University (USA)
- Northwestern Law is the first top tier law school to offer an accelerated JD program. Students will complete the same number of credit hours as traditional three-year JD students in five semesters over the course of two calendar years.
- The School is rated 1st for Best Career Prospects, 7th for Toughest to Get Into, 9th for Best Quality of Life, 10th for Best Classroom Experience according to the Princeton Review, October 2009.

The University of Edinburgh (UK)
- The Edinburgh Accelerated LLB two year Law degree consists of courses in a wide range of subjects, from contract law to criminal law, and property law to public law.
- All of the courses required to practice as a solicitor in Scotland have been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.
- The School of Law has received a '5' in the Research Assessment Exercise.

University of Bristol (UK)
- The Bristol University Law School is one of the largest and most successful in the UK.
- It offers the MA in Law - a two-year, accelerated, full-time postgraduate law degree, aimed at non-law graduates or graduates with foreign law degrees who wish to enter the legal profession in England and Wales.

University of Stirling (UK)
- The Accelerated Graduate LLB is a two-year degree which is accredited by both the Law Society of Scotland and Faculty of Advocates.
- On completion of the degree, graduates wishing to become lawyers can apply for entry to the Diploma in Legal Practice.

Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
- The LLB (Accelerated) Law is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and students awarded the degree will be entitled to receive a Certificate of Completion of the Academic Stage of Legal Education for solicitors.
- The degree is accredited as LLB Law Senior Status (Part-time).
- Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution. In the RAE 2008, it ranks in the top 25% of UK multi faculty HEIs.

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