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)
#56 Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

35 1.8 146-152 49.4% 199
#19 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

55 2.5 152-158 26.1% 195
#45 University of Akron

Akron, OH

41 1.8 147-154 67.4% 191
#14 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

61 2.5 154-159 20.9% 190
#25 Seattle University

Seattle, WA

51 2.5 151-159 49.3% 189
#7 University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

65 2.9 150-161 24.8% 185
Rank Not Published Capital University

Columbus, OH

N/A 1.5 145-153 68.3% 179
#20 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

54 2.4 151-156 44.8% 177
#62 St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

32 1.8 148-152 48.6% 175
Rank Not Published Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

N/A 1.5 145-152 50.8% 173
#61 Northern Kentucky University (Chase)

Highland Heights, KY

33 1.6 148-153 59.0% 171
Rank Not Published Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

N/A 1.2 138-146 58.0% 170
#10 Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

64 2.7 155-162 29.0% 168
#33 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

47 2.6 155-159 36.8% 165
#12 University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

62 2.8 152-160 39.9% 163
#4 George Mason University

Arlington, VA

74 2.8 157-163 14.3% 157
#42 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

42 2.1 153-157 42.1% 154
Rank Not Published Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Fullerton, CA

N/A 1.2 147-152 47.8% 150
#56 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

35 2.2 142-148 34.6% 148
#53 University of Arkansas—​Little Rock (Bowen)

Little Rock, AR

36 2.1 146-154 52.6% 148
#38 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

45 2.1 151-158 51.7% 142
Rank Not Published University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)

Washington, DC

N/A 1.4 148-152 29.2% 141
#48 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

39 2.0 149-156 54.9% 137
#53 Florida International University

Miami, FL

36 1.5 148-158 12.7% 136
#56 Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

35 2.0 145-153 67.7% 133

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