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)
#26 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

50 2.3 152-158 29.2% 67
#26 William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN

50 2.0 148-157 33.9% 256
#26 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

50 2.8 155-158 41.5% 87
#29 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

49 2.4 151-157 49.1% 130
#29 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

49 2.2 150-155 45.8% 325
#31 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

48 2.2 152-157 43.6% 96
#31 Suffolk University

Boston, MA

48 2.3 145-155 76.8% 498
#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
#33 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

47 2.1 151-157 38.9% 132
#37 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

46 2.1 150-155 30.3% 226
#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
#41 University of Louisville (Brandeis)

Louisville, KY

43 2.2 150-155 30.0% 20
#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
#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
#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

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