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Juris Doctor (J.D.)

University of Richmond
5 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
11 January 2021
University of Richmond

Program description

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Certificate of Concentration in Family Law

The National Center for Family Law offers law students at the University of Richmond the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Concentration in Family Law to be awarded at graduation along with the J.D. diploma. Transcripts will also reflect completion of the concentration program.

Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Institute offers Richmond Law students the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in Intellectual Property ("IP") in the course of earning the J.D. degree.

Admission requirements

  • Application Form
  • Transcripts
  • LSAT
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Addendum
  • Other Statements
  • TOEFL Waiver for International Applicants

International applicants who believe they are fluent in English or have completed their undergraduate (or other advanced degrees) at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English may request a waiver of the English language testing requirement. Applicants must submit a written statement indicating their level of proficiency and how they achieved it, i.e. either through school instruction or work experience in an English-speaking professional job.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Required First-Year Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Analysis and Writing I
  • Legal Analysis and Writing II
  • Legal Research I
  • Legal Research II
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Property
  • Torts

Required Upper-Level Courses

  • Trial Advocacy

One of the following upper-level courses is required:

  • Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Responsibility: Criminal Practice
  • Professional Responsibility: Family Law
  • Professional Responsibility: Role of the Prosecutor

Writing in Practice Courses

One of the following upper-level courses is required:

  • Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Art of the Argument
  • Business Litigation Practicum
  • Children's Defense Clinic
  • Contract Drafting
  • Family Law Clinic
  • Intellectual Property Drafting
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Practicum
  • Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
  • International Business Practice
  • Pre-Trial Litigation Skills
  • Public Policy Research and Drafting
  • Regulatory Law Practicum
  • Start-up Accelerator Practicum
  • Workers Compensation

Second and Third Year Courses

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Bankruptcy Law
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Public Interest and Public Policy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax and Estate Planning

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $48,600 per year.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


It offers J.D. Certificates of Concentration in Family Law and Intellectual Property.

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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