Gonzaga’s traditional J.D. program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the law and prepare them for a legal career. The program is comprised of 90 credits and is delivered in the fall and spring semesters. Over the course of three years, students study a wide range of legal subjects, including contracts, torts, criminal law, constitutional law, and more, gaining both theoretical knowledge and practical skills such as legal research, writing, and advocacy.
Throughout your time at Gonzaga, you will be required to complete 30 hours of public service work and up to 15 credits of experiential learning in the form of internships, externships, and simulation credits. These experiences, coupled with other hands-on learning opportunities, such as moot court competitions and law review, ensure that students are developing the necessary skills to be successful in their chosen career.