NCU Juris Doctor Program Catalog & Handbook - Spring 2021 
    Dec 04, 2021  
NCU Juris Doctor Program Catalog & Handbook - Spring 2021

Welcome Letter from the Dean

The John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University is an exciting place to launch your future as a legal professional and engaged citizen. As you prepare to meet your professional goals and forge a successful and rewarding career as a practicing attorney, business executive, or community leader, you’ll also be developing the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to address the policy issues and considerations of your community and of our time.

Every aspect of our program emphasizes hands-on and experiential learning. Dedicated students in our program will do more than learn the law—they will learn how to be lawyers. Our innovative curriculum combines substantive courses in law along with practical skills courses such as trial advocacy, legal research and writing, internships, and clinical programs. Our outstanding full-time core faculty are joined by impressive adjunct faculty, all of whom bring a wealth of practical experience and teaching ability to the classroom. Hailing from a wide range of backgrounds, the students at NCU also enrich the learning environment and bring diversity to the student experience. Finally, our supportive alumni network may mentor and provide internships to train our students to become ethical and socially responsible advocates. 

I invite you to explore the School of Law and welcome the opportunity to meet with you and introduce you to the engaged, passionate, and resource-rich learning community you will find here. You can be assured that your educational experience at Northcentral University will be transformative, will unlock your potential, and will provide you the opportunity for great personal and professional success.


Lisa S. Hutton

Dean of the School of Law