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)
#12 American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

62 2.9 153-158 43.9% 215
#15 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

60 2.6 155-163 23.8% 208
#53 California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

36 1.7 148-156 59.4% 80
Rank Not Published Capital University

Columbus, OH

N/A 1.5 145-153 68.3% 179
#38 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

45 1.9 157-164 20.4% 22
Rank Not Published Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

N/A 1.3 143-150 25.9% 110
Rank Not Published Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte, NC

N/A 1.3 139-144 63.6% 269
#56 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

35 1.8 147-154 40.0% 111
#29 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

49 2.4 151-157 49.1% 130
#48 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

39 2.0 149-156 54.9% 137
Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

N/A 1.2 138-146 58.0% 170
#53 Florida International University

Miami, FL

36 1.5 148-158 12.7% 136
#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
#2 George Washington University

Washington, DC

84 3.5 154-165 19.1% 326
#1 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

100 4.1 158-165 4.5% 239
#14 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

61 2.5 154-159 20.9% 190
#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
#42 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

42 2.2 148-156 23.7% 28
#23 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

52 2.5 152-159 35.0% 121
#18 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney)

Indianapolis, IN

56 2.5 149-155 61.3% 291
#7 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR

65 2.6 151-158 45.9% 251
#5 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

67 2.7 156-161 8.5% 207
#23 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

52 2.6 151-156 35.1% 78

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