College of Law’s JDinteractive Program Recognized by The Princeton Review as One of the Best Online J.D. Programs

A JDinteractive student studies at a computer in a large conference room.

The Princeton Review (TPR) has recognized Syracuse University College of Law’s JDinteractive (JDi) hybrid online J.D. program as one of the seven best Online J.D. programs in their 2024 rankings. Of the seven schools ranked, five are ABA-approved (including Syracuse University College of Law) meaning graduates are eligible for the bar exam in most jurisdictions.

The JDi program is celebrating its fifth anniversary this spring.  With 110 graduates and approximately 250 current students in the program, it is one of the original and most well-established online programs in the country.

“We are seeing our JDi graduates take on new challenges, change career paths, and contribute to their communities,” says Dean Craig M. Boise. “Our innovative hybrid program has provided them with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to succeed, however they use their law degree.”

Students sit around a large oval table at JetBlue
JDinteractive students went to JetBlue headquarters in New York City during a Residency in August 2023 to discuss asset finance.

JDi is an adaptable, year-round program that is ideal for students who are employed full-time, have parental commitments, are involved in their community, need to travel often or have other time obligations or geographic constraints.

Classes are taught by the same faculty as the on-campus J.D. program with equally rigorous academic standards through a combination of live and self-paced online class sessions. Six residencies held on the Syracuse University campus or sites worldwide provide an opportunity to connect with classmates, faculty, and alumni, and all students complete an externship in their local community. Students can also participate in law clinics, journals, advocacy competitions, and other activities.

“The JDinteractive program is breaking barriers by making a high-quality legal education more accessible,” says Professor Shannon Gardner, Associate Dean for Online Education. “Students who otherwise would not be able to pursue a legal education due to work, family, or other commitments can fulfill their goal of becoming a lawyer through this transformative program.”

Students take a selfie together in front of a JetBlue sign.
JDinteractive students take a selfie together at JetBlue headquarters during a residency.

According to TPR, the ranking is “based on feedback from real students, our lists and rankings help applicants find schools where they will be a fit academically, socially, and financially.”