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)
#31 Suffolk University

Boston, MA

48 2.3 145-155 76.8% 498
#10 Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

64 2.7 155-162 29.0% 168
#48 Texas A&M University

Fort Worth, TX

39 1.8 149-154 39.9% 302
#20 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

54 2.4 151-156 44.8% 177
Rank Not Published The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

N/A 1.8 145-152 58.0% 317
Rank Not Published Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA

N/A 1.4 142-147 87.7% 390
Rank Not Published Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

N/A 1.6 146-151 63.2% 205
#45 University of Akron

Akron, OH

41 1.8 147-154 67.4% 191
#53 University of Arkansas—​Little Rock (Bowen)

Little Rock, AR

36 2.1 146-154 52.6% 148
#29 University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

49 2.2 150-155 45.8% 325
#6 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

66 2.8 154-158 33.5% 122
#12 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

62 2.8 152-160 39.9% 163
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

N/A 1.5 144-150 51.7% 94
#26 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

50 2.3 152-158 29.2% 67
#10 University of Houston

Houston, TX

64 2.7 154-161 15.3% 125
#41 University of Louisville (Brandeis)

Louisville, KY

43 2.2 150-155 30.0% 20
#7 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

65 2.9 150-161 24.8% 185
Rank Not Published University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

N/A 1.6 145-152 61.6% 99
Rank Not Published University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Memphis, TN

N/A 1.8 145-151 100.0% 20
Rank Not Published University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

N/A 2.2 149-153 42.5% 51
#20 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

54 2.4 153-158 24.2% 115
#17 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

58 2.8 152-161 28.2% 102
#42 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

42 2.1 149-155 32.7% 100
Rank Not Published University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)

Washington, DC

N/A 1.4 148-152 29.2% 141
#38 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

45 2.1 151-158 51.7% 142

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