Part-Time Juris Doctor

Part-Time Evening JD Program 

This program is designed for those students who are employed or otherwise occupied for most of their time, and who are able to devote only a portion of their time to the study of law. The completion of this program requires four academic years and one or two summer sessions of residence. Part-time students are admitted for evening courses. They may be allowed to enroll in day classes if space is available. All part-time students are required to take the prescribed program of required courses listed below and at least four of the core electives as described below (see Academic Regulations, section I.B. and I.C, Requirements for Graduation). In addition, prior to graduation, students must take the course in Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility, satisfy the Professional Skills Requirement (for students matriculating before Fall 2016) or the Experiential Learning Requirement (for students matriculating Fall 2016 or later), and satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.

Flex-Time Day JD Program 

This program is designed for a limited number of students who, because of work or family commitments, cannot attend either the full-time day or part-time evening program. Students admitted to this program must meet with the associate dean for academic affairs to arrange an appropriate schedule.

Summer Session

One seven-week session is offered each summer. Summer courses are taught in the late afternoon or evening and are open to all students. Under some circumstances, a full-time or part-time student may accelerate graduation by attending summer sessions.

Part-Time Juris Doctor Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
LAWS 101 Civil Procedure I 2
LAWS 103 Contracts I 2
LAWS 107 Torts 4
LAWS 111 Legal Skills I 2
 Credits10
Spring Semester
LAWS 102 Civil Procedure II 3
LAWS 104 Contracts II 4
LAWS 112 Legal Skills II 2
 Credits9
Second Year
Fall Semester
LAWS 105 Property 4
LAWS 113 Criminal Law 3
Core Elective 1 3-4
 Credits10-11
Spring Semester
LAWS 110 Constitutional Law 4
Core and General Electives 1 6-7
 Credits10-11
Third Year
Fall Semester
Core and General Electives 10-11
 Credits10-11
Spring Semester
Core and General Electives 10-11
 Credits10-11
 Total Credits59-63