4-Year Part-Time Schedule (year round)

4-Year Part-Time Schedule (year round)

4-Year Part-Time schedule (year-round)

Attend law school part-time for four years (48 months). Students who must work while attending law school typically use this schedule. There are three courses (9 credits) each term for the first and second years, with students attending class three days per week. During the third and fourth years, students take six credits each term. This schedule is also offered on weekends.

1st-Year Courses (3 semesters)

  • Torts I and II
  • Contracts I and II
  • Property I and II
  • Criminal Law
  • Research and Writing
  • Persuasion and Advocacy
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure I

2nd-Year Courses (3 semesters)

  • Constitutional Law I and II
  • Property I and II
  • Civil Procedure II
  • Business Organizations
  • Personal and Professional Responsibility
  • Secured Transactions
  • Equity and Remedies
  • Drafting
  • Electives

3rd-Year Courses (3 semesters)

  • Evidence
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts
  • Electives
  • Clinic/Externship

4th-Year Courses (1 semester)

  • Bar Exam Skills
  • Electives or Clinic/Externship


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