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Aspen Publishing has partnered with JD-Next to offer a more inclusive and effective path for current and future legal professionals.

Get a glimpse of a typical law school class and acclimate to the unique process of studying the law with our self-paced, fully online course. The exam at the end is designed to predict success in law school and can be submitted as part of your law school application. Additionally, if you're a paralegal looking to enhance your career, our course can provide you with the extra expertise, skills, and confidence needed to excel. Learn More

You will be supplied with all materials and cases needed, so there are no extra costs!  Your $299 investment includes: 
  • Access to 8-week course
    • Lessons on how to analyze and brief case law, outline doctrines, apply law to hypotheticals, and more
    • Glossary including all terms
    • Video explanations from experts in the field 
    • Practice problems to prepare for examination
  • 1-1 access to dedicated course facilitator 
  • Access to chat with students in your course
  • One high-stakes examination
  • Detailed score report
  • Unlimited number of schools to send score report to

Session 3: October–December 2024
Course starts October 7
Registration closes on October 14th.
Examination Dates: December 4th or December 7th, 2024.

Session 4: December 2024-February 2025
Course starts December 2
Registration closes on December 9th.
Examination Dates: January 28, 2025 or February 1, 2025.


Session 1: May–July 2025
Course starts May 5
Registration closes on May 9th.
Examination Dates: July 8th or July 12th, 2025.
Session 2: June–August 2025
Course starts June 2
Registration closes on June 6th.
Examination Dates: August 5th or August 9th, 2025.

Session 3: October–December 2025
Course starts October 6
Registration closes on October 10th.
Examination Dates: December 4th or December 6th, 2025.

Session 4: December 2025-February 2026
Course starts December 2
Registration closes on December 9th.
Examination Dates: January 27th or January 31st, 2026.

*A full refund will be provided for any written request received by 5pm US Eastern Time on the Friday immediately following the official start date of a JD-Next course. After that date and time, individuals who purchased JD-Next cannot be removed from the JD-Next course, and refunds will not be processed.*
Benefits of JD-Next

JD-Next is an innovative law school learning program designed to measure what you can do versus what you may already know. Why JD-Next?
  • Effective preparation of all populations of students for success in JD programs by providing foundational knowledge and skills.
  • Reduces potential race and class disparities in admissions testing and law school preparation.
  • Builds student confidence in succeeding in tests and law school.
  • Creates a valid and reliable predictor of performance in law school.
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Session 3: October-December 2024
Session 4: December 2024-February 2025
Session 1: May-July 2025
Session 2: June-August 2025
Session 3: October-December 2025
Session 4: December 2025-February 2026
Pre-Law , Introduction to Law
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