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Evening J.D. Applicants

An Innovative and Flexible Program for Working Professionals

Chicago-Kent's Evening J.D. program is geared toward working professionals seeking a highly selective, competitive course of part-time study. In recent years, entering class sizes have ranged from 30 to 60 students, providing for a low student/faculty ratio and close interaction with faculty members. 

As a first-year evening student at Chicago-Kent, you may follow a traditional evening schedule with classes Monday through Thursday evening, or you may opt for a unique and flexible scheduling option that permits an early start in the summer and a reduced course load during the academic year.

After completing the 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 in the day division. In addition, there are a number of courses scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. that attract a mixed enrollment of both full-time and part-time students. Chicago-Kent also does not impose a surcharge on the summer course tuition rate, permitting you to 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 part-time students. Members of the full-time faculty 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.

If you have any questions about the Evening J.D. Program at Chicago-Kent or would like to speak with students who are currently enrolled in the program, please contact the Office of Admissions at or (312) 906-5020.