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Flexible Time Program

Students who have family, financial, or health circumstances that make a regular, full-time schedule more difficult can consider a part-time course of study under the Flexible Time Program. Students may complete the JD degree in 8 semesters over 4 years instead of the normal schedule of 6 semesters over 3 years.  Under special circumstances, students may take longer than 8 semesters to complete the degree.  Students work closely with an academic advisor in order to develop an individualized curriculum that allows them to meet their educational goals while in this program.

While continuing to work as an emergency department physician for UC, I also now work with the UC Health hospitals developing programs to improve our clinical documentation for compliance purposes. This direct involvement in health care law would not have been possible without a law degree and the flexible time program at UC Law.

William J. Naber MD JD CHC
Class of 2011

Flex-time students will average about 11 or 12 credits each semester, but this may vary based on a student’s needs.  For example, some semesters a student may take 8 credits and other semesters a student may take 15 credits depending on the student’s other obligations at any given time.  Students may opt to accelerate their academic progress by supplementing their regular studies during the academic year with independent research projects during some summer sessions.