Semesters of Residence

Students who begin the full-time J.D. program at Dickinson Law must be in residence for 6 semesters.

"Resident" semesters are fall and spring. Summer is not considered a semester of "residence."

"Resident" semesters are also characterized as semesters of full-time enrollment, which is 12+ credits. Summer is not considered a semester of "residence" even if the student is enrolled in 12+ credits during the summer.

Students who transfer from another institution to Dickinson Law must be in residence for 4 semesters.

More detailed information on residency may be found in the section on Earning Credits from Another ABA-Accredited Law School.