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 St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

47 2.1 151-157 38.9% 132
#29 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

49 2.4 151-157 49.1% 130
#10 University of Houston

Houston, TX

64 2.7 154-161 15.3% 125
#6 University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

66 2.8 154-158 33.5% 122
#23 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

52 2.5 152-159 35.0% 121
#45 Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

41 2.2 148-155 50.8% 116
Rank Not Published North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

N/A 1.4 145-155 29.6% 115
#20 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

54 2.4 153-158 24.2% 115
Rank Not Published Western New England University

Springfield, MA

N/A 1.6 147-152 71.7% 115
#16 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

59 2.5 152-159 27.1% 113
#56 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

35 1.8 147-154 40.0% 111
Rank Not Published Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

N/A 1.3 143-150 25.9% 110
#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 Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

N/A 1.6 145-152 61.6% 99
#31 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

48 2.2 152-157 43.6% 96
Rank Not Published University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

N/A 1.5 144-150 51.7% 94
#26 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY

50 2.8 155-158 41.5% 87
#53 California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

36 1.7 148-156 59.4% 80
#48 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

39 2.0 150-154 40.0% 80
#48 Pace University

White Plains, NY

39 1.9 147-154 38.9% 79
#22 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

53 2.4 156-159 12.4% 79
#23 Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

52 2.6 151-156 35.1% 78
#60 University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

34 1.9 148-154 46.7% 78
#26 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

50 2.3 152-158 29.2% 67

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