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Thinking of earning your juris doctor degree as a part-time law student? Our Day Part-Time law school program allows you to take courses during the day and complete your law degree in four years.
Part-time law student discussing the benefits of attending law school part time with another law student from New England Law | Boston.

One of the few part-time law programs available during the day, our Day Part-Time JD program is ideal for students who want more of the “traditional” JD experience but on an extended timeline. Easy access to daytime events, many clinical opportunities, and more make this an ideal program for students looking for extra flexibility in their law school schedule.

Course Schedule

Day Part-Time Program: First Year Required Courses
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Civil Procedure 4 Constitutional Law 4
Contracts I 2 Contracts II 3
Legal Research and Writing I 2 Legal Research and Writing II 2
Torts 4 Criminal Law 3
Total Credits 12 Total Credits 12
Day Part-Time Program: Second Year Required Courses and Electives
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Property I 3 Property II 2
Evidence 3 Law and Ethics of Lawyering 3
Criminal Procedure 3 Electives 4-7
Electives 0-3

Total Credits 9-12 Total Credits 9–12
Day Part-Time Program: Third Year Electives
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Electives 9–12 Electives 9–12
Day Part-Time Program: Fourth Year Required Courses and Electives
Fall Term Credits Spring Term Credits
Electives 9–12 Legal Research and Writing III
(if needed to complete the Advanced Legal Writing Requirement)*
    Advanced Legal Analysis 3
    Electives 4-7 or
Total Credits 9–12 Total Credits 9–12

* Degree requirements include completion of the Advanced Legal Writing Requirement, through completion of LRW III or another approved writing experience listed in the Advanced Legal Writing Requirement Table (currently being developed).  Students can take 4-7 credits of electives in the spring term if they need to take LRW III; otherwise, they can take 6-9 credits of electives.

In order to graduate, students must also satisfy an Experiential Education Requirement. To do this, a student must take one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours from the combined approved list of clinical, simulation, and practice courses. The faculty strongly recommends that at least one of these courses be a clinical course, and the requirement may be satisfied by taking all six credit hours in clinical courses. To be approved as an Experiential Education Requirement course, the course must require a student to give substantial attention to developing legal practice skills through active participation in real or simulated law practice experiences. 

Flexible Scheduling Options

We understand that going to law school part time requires flexibility. If our Day Part-Time JD Program is not the right fit for you, New England Law also offers several other law school part-time programs, in addition to our full-time law program.

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