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This special part-time program allows select students to spend up to six years earning their JD, tailoring their law school schedule around an existing career, family responsibilities, or other work-life balance needs.

Those looking for extra flexibility in their law school education can find it in this unique JD program, ideally suited for:

  • Parents and primary caregivers with complicated schedules
  • Executives with limited availability
  • Working professionals looking to ease into law school

Originally founded as a special JD program just for parents, the Flexible JD Program at New England Law | Boston has evolved to accommodate any students who would not be able to attend law school without scheduling accommodations, upholding our founding commitment to expanding access to the legal profession.

About the Program

If admitted to the Flexible JD Program, you will work one-on-one with a faculty advisor to personalize your schedule in a way that is tailored to your needs and allows you to go to law school part-time and earn a degree in law.

You can attend law school on an extended schedule as well, taking up to six years to earn your JD. You will have the same degree requirements as our traditional full-time students, so you receive the same innovative and practice-focused education.

Hands-on learning is central to the New England Law experience, and you’ll work with our Career Services Office and law school clinic staff to find internships, externships, and other practical experiences that fit your schedule.

Finally, you’ll find a distinctively supportive environment at New England Law, one defined by personal attention, inclusivity, opportunity, and camaraderie.

Meet a Student in the Program.

Program Brochure

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How to Apply

In addition to completing the standard application form (select "Special Part-Time Program"), applicants must provide a statement explaining their need for entering the Flexible JD Program. Because of the program’s selectivity, interested students are encouraged to submit their applications early.

Students in good standing at other accredited law schools may be considered for transfer into the program as well.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Students in the Flexible JD Program who carry the same credit load as Day Part-Time and Evening Part-Time students pay the same tuition and fees as those students. Students in the Flexible JD Program who carry fewer than eight credits pay a proportionately reduced tuition, in addition to basic fees.

Students in this program are also eligible for financial aid and some scholarship opportunities as well. You may be eligible for federal aid if you enroll in at least six credits during the academic year or three credits during the summer (i.e., half-time or greater enrollment status). You can find more information on the federal aid program here.

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