The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University announced yesterday that it will begin accepting applications this June for a two-year J.D. program, called Fast Forward, that will start in May, 2014. Because Fast Forward requires the same number of credits as the traditional three-year J.D for graduation, it does not appear to offer the kind of tuition savings that some critics say is necessary in a challenging legal marketplace. But by lopping off a year of law school it does reduce student living expenses and creates at least the chance of employment as a lawyer a year earlier than the traditional program. The school said that due to the intensity of completing the J.D. program in just two years, "Fast Forward is best suited to students who have strong academic credentials, who have significant life experience after college or who have decided on a specific career path in legal practice."