Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Part-Time J.D. Program


Course of Study


About 34 percent of our students are enrolled part-time so they can balance their studies with full-time jobs, families, and other commitments.  Part-time students can elect to take classes during the day, evening, or a combination of both. A J.D. can be earned in 4 years with summer enrollment, although many students complete the program in 5 years.

All programs and resources are available to both part-time and full-time J.D. students, including moot courtLaw Review, and trial litigation programs.

Note: The first two years course of study outlined for part-time students is mandatory.

Year 1


Fall Semester (11 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester (10 Credit Hours)


Optional Summer Semester (4 Credit Hours)


  • Electives 4 Credit Hours

Year 2


Fall Semester (10-11 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester (9-10 Credit Hours)


Optional Summer Semester (4 Credit Hours)


  • Electives 3-4 Credit Hours

Year 3


Fall Semester (10 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester (10 Credit Hours)


Optional Summer Semester (4 Credit Hours)


  • Electives 4 Credit Hours

Year 4


Fall Semester (9 Credit Hours)


  • Electives 9 Credit Hours

Spring Semester (9 Credit Hours)


  • Electives 9 Credit Hours

Total: 90 Credit Hours


*Unless provided otherwise herein, or with permission of the associate dean for academic affairs, students are required to take Evidence and Lawyering: Advocacy in the same academic year. Students must take Professional Responsibility (or another course designated as one which meets the Professional Responsibility requirement) before Lawyering: Advocacy or concurrently therewith.

Note: Except as provided otherwise, the courses that full-time students are required to take in their first year are prerequisites to all elective courses.

This rule applies to all students including part-time students during their first two years of study.