JDP students attend classes during the
summer and on weekends during the school year for
The summer educational program involves
18 hours of classes per week for six
weeks. Two additional weeks are required for completion
of papers and meetings with faculty. During the academic
year, students attend classes every other weekend
for eight weekends per semester. On Fridays, classes
meet 4:30pm - 9:00pm, with one hour set aside for
a group dinner and discussion. On Saturdays, students
attend classes 9:00am - 5:30pm, with one hour set
aside for a group lunch and discussion.
In addition to these classes, students are required
to participate in a professional residencies during
each semester of the first two years of study.