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)
#42 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

42 2.1 149-155 32.7% 100
#6 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

66 2.8 154-158 33.5% 122
#26 William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN

50 2.0 148-157 33.9% 256
#33 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

47 2.3 146-155 34.5% 211
#56 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

35 2.2 142-148 34.6% 148
#23 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

52 2.5 152-159 35.0% 121
#23 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

52 2.6 151-156 35.1% 78
#33 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

47 2.6 155-159 36.8% 165
#48 Pace University

White Plains, NY

39 1.9 147-154 38.9% 79
#33 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

47 2.1 151-157 38.9% 132
#12 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

62 2.8 152-160 39.9% 163
#48 Texas A&M University

Fort Worth, TX

39 1.8 149-154 39.9% 302
#56 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

35 1.8 147-154 40.0% 111
#48 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

39 2.0 150-154 40.0% 80
Rank Not Published Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

N/A 1.3 150-159 40.4% 26
#26 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

50 2.8 155-158 41.5% 87
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

N/A 1.7 146-151 41.7% 62
#42 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

42 2.1 153-157 42.1% 154
Rank Not Published University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

N/A 2.2 149-153 42.5% 51
#33 New York Law School

New York, NY

47 2.0 148-152 42.5% 350
#31 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

48 2.2 152-157 43.6% 96
#12 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

62 2.9 153-158 43.9% 215
#20 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

54 2.4 151-156 44.8% 177
#29 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

49 2.2 150-155 45.8% 325
#7 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

65 2.6 151-158 45.9% 251

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