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Juris Doctor

University of Tennessee Knoxville

48 months
38842 USD/year
38842 USD/year
20168 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Juris Doctor (JD) degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville is your ultimate goal as a law student. Choose from one of our two concentrations or earn a second graduate degree through one of our joint-degree programs.


About this Degree

In 2016, the college revised its first-year (1L) curriculum, which now focuses on practical training, legal writing, and career planning. Experience-focused opportunities are available through courses in civil procedure and torts and a lab course in transactional lawyering. Plus, the college’s introductory criminal law and legal process courses connect and reinforce theoretical concepts in a more active, writing-focused experience. In addition, a course in lawyering and professionalism provides students with basic training in essential attorney skills while introducing the values of the legal profession. The new curriculum also gives all students hands-on experience with both litigation and transactional lawyering in the first year, providing them with an early opportunity to consider either of those fields as a career path.

Expository Writing

All Juris Doctor students from University of Tennessee Knoxville must successfully write under faculty supervision a substantial research paper in which they identify a problem or question they believe to be important and demonstrate that importance to the reader; research and analyze the response or relationship of the legal system to the issues or similar issues, with the research to include primary sources; evaluate the success or failure of efforts to deal with the problem or respond to the question, if appropriate; and propose and defend a solution to the problem or present a sensible way of thinking about the question.

Programme Structure


  • Externships 
  • Field Placement 
  • Directed Research 
  • Independent Study 
  • Planning & Drafting Project 
  • Journals 
  • Moot Court 
  • Up to 6 hours of non-law electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Go Vols (formerly VIP) application or the Common Application
  • $50 application fee 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • English proficiency
  • One required essay—choose one of seven prompts
  • Recommendation letters (academic, professional, or personal)
  • Supporting statement
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38842 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38842 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    38842 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38842 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20168 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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