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Part-time Evening Program

The part-time evening program offers you some flexibility in balancing law school with your other work or family obligations. This programs offers a lighter class load for a longer period of time than a traditional full-time program, but you have more options for working full-time if that fits your current needs.

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.

Schedule
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.

Classes
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 I - 3 credits
  • Criminal Procedure - 3 credits
  • Evidence - 4 credits
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing III - 2 or 3 credit hours
  • Professional Responsibility - 3 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. Part-time evening students can enroll in up to 6 credit hours per session.