Part-time Law

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Law Schools | Part-time Law Rankings Methodology

Part-time law programs allow working professionals to balance a career with evening or weekend courses. Students in part-time programs can usually earn a J.D. in four years. These are the top part-time law programs.

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Rank School name Part-time score Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) (part-time) Acceptance rate (part-time) Enrollment (part-time)
#7 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

65 2.9 150-161 24.8% 185
#23 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

52 2.6 151-156 35.1% 78
#20 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

54 2.4 151-156 44.8% 177
#29 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

49 2.4 151-157 49.1% 130
#33 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

47 2.1 151-157 38.9% 132
#7 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

65 2.6 151-158 45.9% 251
#38 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

45 2.1 151-158 51.7% 142
#25 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

51 2.5 151-159 49.3% 189
#31 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

48 2.2 152-157 43.6% 96
#19 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

55 2.5 152-158 26.1% 195
#26 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

50 2.3 152-158 29.2% 67
#23 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

52 2.5 152-159 35.0% 121
#16 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

59 2.5 152-159 27.1% 113
#12 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

62 2.8 152-160 39.9% 163
#17 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

58 2.8 152-161 28.2% 102
#42 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

42 2.1 153-157 42.1% 154
#12 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

62 2.9 153-158 43.9% 215
#20 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

54 2.4 153-158 24.2% 115
#7 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX

65 2.6 153-162 20.3% 267
#6 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

66 2.8 154-158 33.5% 122
#14 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

61 2.5 154-159 20.9% 190
#10 University of Houston

Houston, TX

64 2.7 154-161 15.3% 125
#2 George Washington University

Washington, DC

84 3.5 154-165 19.1% 326
#26 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

50 2.8 155-158 41.5% 87
#33 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

47 2.6 155-159 36.8% 165

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