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)
#45 Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

41 2.2 148-155 50.8% 116
#16 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

59 2.5 152-159 27.1% 113
#56 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

35 2.2 142-148 34.6% 148
#62 New England Law Boston

Boston, MA

32 1.7 143-154 83.2% 288
#33 New York Law School

New York, NY

47 2.0 148-152 42.5% 350
Rank Not Published North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

N/A 1.4 145-155 29.6% 115
#61 Northern Kentucky University (Chase)

Highland Heights, KY

33 1.6 148-153 59.0% 171
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

N/A 1.7 146-151 41.7% 62
Rank Not Published Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

N/A 1.7 148-158 72.9% 66
#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
Rank Not Published Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

N/A 1.3 150-159 40.4% 26
#22 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

53 2.4 156-159 12.4% 79
#19 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

55 2.5 152-158 26.1% 195
#33 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

47 2.6 155-159 36.8% 165
#25 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

51 2.5 151-159 49.3% 189
#33 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

47 2.3 146-155 34.5% 211
#48 South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

39 1.8 149-153 51.7% 264
#7 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX

65 2.6 153-162 20.3% 267
Rank Not Published Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, LA

N/A 1.3 141-146 57.8% 209
#38 Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

45 2.1 149-155 53.1% 397
#33 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

47 2.1 151-157 38.9% 132
#31 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

48 2.2 152-157 43.6% 96
#62 St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

32 1.8 148-152 48.6% 175
#37 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

46 2.1 150-155 30.3% 226

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