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Part-time Evening Program

Part-time evening students are admitted in the fall of each academic year. The part-time evening division program is a four-year course of study consisting of 14-week fall and spring semesters. A seven-week summer session with a limited course schedule is offered.

A part-time evening student is required to take between 8 and 12 credits per semester and may take up to 6 credits in the summer session and 2 credits in the winter session.

The following sequence of courses is for students enrolling since fall 2011. For the sequence of courses for students enrolled prior to fall 2011, consult the Student Programs, Policies & Procedures manual.

Evening classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, with an occasional course offered on a Friday. Classes vary in length from one to two hours and are scheduled between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Some weekend classes are also offered, and they may be scheduled for several hours at a time.

The prescribed sequence of lockstep courses for part-time evening students is:

First semester (fall) courses:

  • Criminal Law - 4 credit hours
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I - 3 credit hours
  • Torts - 4 credit hours

Second semester (spring) courses:

  • Contracts - 4 credit hours
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II - 3 credit hours
  • Property - 4 credit hours

Third semester (fall) courses:

  • Civil Procedure - 4 credit hours
  • Legislation & Regulation - 3 credit hours

Fourth semester (spring) courses:

  • Constitutional Law - 4 credit hours

Advanced Required Courses
In addition to the previously listed lockstep courses, all students must successfully complete the following courses prior to graduation:

  • Business Associations - 4 credits
  • Criminal Procedure - 3 credits
  • Evidence - 4 credits
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing III - 2 or 3 credit hours
  • Professional Responsibility - 2 credit hours
  • Wills & Estates - 3 credit hours

Summer Term
The law school offers a limited number of courses during one seven-week summer session. Summer classes meet during the day and in the evenings. Students can enroll in up to 8 units per session for full-time students and 6 units per session for part-time students.