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)
#33 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

47 2.6 155-159 36.8% 165
#23 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

52 2.6 151-156 35.1% 78
#23 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

52 2.5 152-159 35.0% 121
#56 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

35 2.2 142-148 34.6% 148
#33 Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ

47 2.3 146-155 34.5% 211
#26 William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN

50 2.0 148-157 33.9% 256
#6 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

66 2.8 154-158 33.5% 122
#42 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

42 2.1 149-155 32.7% 100
#37 Stetson University

Gulfport, FL

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

Louisville, KY

43 2.2 150-155 30.0% 20
Rank Not Published North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

N/A 1.4 145-155 29.6% 115
Rank Not Published University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)

Washington, DC

N/A 1.4 148-152 29.2% 141
#26 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

50 2.3 152-158 29.2% 67
#10 Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

64 2.7 155-162 29.0% 168
#3 Fordham University

New York, NY

80 3.4 158-162 29.0% 219
#17 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

58 2.8 152-161 28.2% 102
#16 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

59 2.5 152-159 27.1% 113
#19 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

55 2.5 152-158 26.1% 195
Rank Not Published Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

N/A 1.3 143-150 25.9% 110
#7 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

65 2.9 150-161 24.8% 185
#20 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

54 2.4 153-158 24.2% 115
#15 Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

60 2.6 155-163 23.8% 208
#42 Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

42 2.2 148-156 23.7% 28
#14 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

61 2.5 154-159 20.9% 190
#38 Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

45 1.9 157-164 20.4% 22

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