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)
#1 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

100 4.1 158-165 4.5% 239
#2 George Washington University

Washington, DC

84 3.5 154-165 19.1% 326
#3 Fordham University

New York, NY

80 3.4 158-162 29.0% 219
#4 George Mason University

Arlington, VA

74 2.8 157-163 14.3% 157
#5 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

67 2.7 156-161 8.5% 207
#6 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

66 2.8 154-158 33.5% 122
#7 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

65 2.6 151-158 45.9% 251
#7 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX

65 2.6 153-162 20.3% 267
#7 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

65 2.9 150-161 24.8% 185
#10 Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

64 2.7 155-162 29.0% 168
#10 University of Houston

Houston, TX

64 2.7 154-161 15.3% 125
#12 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

62 2.9 153-158 43.9% 215
#12 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

62 2.8 152-160 39.9% 163
#14 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

61 2.5 154-159 20.9% 190
#15 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

60 2.6 155-163 23.8% 208
#16 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

59 2.5 152-159 27.1% 113
#17 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

58 2.8 152-161 28.2% 102
#18 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney)

Indianapolis, IN

56 2.5 149-155 61.3% 291
#19 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

55 2.5 152-158 26.1% 195
#20 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

54 2.4 151-156 44.8% 177
#20 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

54 2.4 153-158 24.2% 115
#22 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

53 2.4 156-159 12.4% 79
#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
#25 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

51 2.5 151-159 49.3% 189

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