Part-Time Evening JD
A Flexible Evening J.D. Program to Meet Your Needs
If you are a working professional seeking a highly selective, competitive legal education, Chicago-Kent's Part-Time Evening J.D. program is for you. In recent years, entering class sizes have ranged from 33 to 60 students, providing for a low student/faculty ratio and close interaction with faculty members. Chicago-Kent's part-time program is ranked 12th in the country in the U.S. News & World Report assessment of part-time law programs (2013 edition).
As a first-year evening student at Chicago-Kent, you may follow a traditional evening schedule with classes held Monday through Thursday evening, or choose a more unique and flexible schedule that begins earlier in the summer and reduces your course load during the academic year.
After completing your first year of required doctrinal classes, there is also substantial flexibility to tailor your schedule to your personal circumstances. If your work schedule permits, you may take up to half of your courses during the day. There are also several courses scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. that attract a mixed enrollment of both full-time and part-time students. In addition, we do not impose a surcharge on your summer course tuition rate, so you can accelerate your graduation or spread your coursework across the year at the same per credit hour rate.
We realize that the decision to pursue your law degree while balancing work and family is a significant one, and Chicago-Kent is dedicated to supporting the needs of our part-time students. Full-time faculty members teach in the evening division, and courses-including those in Chicago-Kent's certificate programs-are regularly offered during the evening time slots. The law school attracts a diverse student body from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, providing for robust classroom discussions and diverse perspectives.
For the deadline for entry into our part-time program and other important dates, please view our calendar.