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)
#56 Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

35 1.8 146-152 49.4% 199
#56 Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

35 2.0 145-153 67.7% 133
#56 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

35 2.2 142-148 34.6% 148
#53 California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

36 1.7 148-156 59.4% 80
#53 Florida International University

Miami, FL

36 1.5 148-158 12.7% 136
#53 University of Arkansas—​Little Rock (Bowen)

Little Rock, AR

36 2.1 146-154 52.6% 148
#48 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

39 2.0 149-156 54.9% 137
#48 Pace University

White Plains, NY

39 1.9 147-154 38.9% 79
#48 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

39 2.0 150-154 40.0% 80
#48 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

39 1.8 149-153 51.7% 264
#48 Texas A&M University

Fort Worth, TX

39 1.8 149-154 39.9% 302
#45 Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

41 2.2 148-155 50.8% 116
#45 University of Akron

Akron, OH

41 1.8 147-154 67.4% 191
#45 Widener University

Wilmington, DE

41 1.8 147-152 52.8% 317
#42 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

42 2.2 148-156 23.7% 28
#42 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

42 2.1 149-155 32.7% 100
#42 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

42 2.1 153-157 42.1% 154
#41 University of Louisville (Brandeis)

Louisville, KY

43 2.2 150-155 30.0% 20
#38 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

45 1.9 157-164 20.4% 22
#38 Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

45 2.1 149-155 53.1% 397
#38 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

45 2.1 151-158 51.7% 142
#37 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

46 2.1 150-155 30.3% 226
#33 New York Law School

New York, NY

47 2.0 148-152 42.5% 350
#33 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

47 2.6 155-159 36.8% 165
#33 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

47 2.3 146-155 34.5% 211

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