Curriculum Planning - Part-time Evening

Students admitted to the part-time program generally complete their 91 credit hours to earn their law degree in four to five years, and take between 8 and 11 credit hours each fall and spring semester. Students may also decide to take credit hours during the summer semesters.

Classes in the part-time evening program are scheduled Monday through Thursday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., with an occasional elective scheduled to start as early as 4:00 p.m., or on Saturdays. After the first year, students may elect to take some courses during the day, subject to seat availability.

First Year Core Curriculum/Required Courses
Students in the part-time program complete their required first year core curriculum in two years by taking courses scheduled in the evening as follows:

Year One Fall (9 hours)

Year One Spring (9 hours)

Contracts I (2 hours)

Contracts II (3 hours)

Legal Research and Writing I (3 hours)

Legal Research and Writing II (3 hours)

Torts (4 hours)

Criminal Law (3 hours)

Year Two Fall (9 hours)

Year Two Spring (up to 11 hours)

Property (4 hours)

Civil Procedure II (3 hours)

Constitutional Law I (3 hours)

Legal Profession (3 hours)

Civil Procedure I (2 hours)

Electives (up to 5 hours)

Upper division required courses must be taken in the second, third or fourth year and include all of the following:

  • A professional skills course (1-3 hours)
  • Humanities course (2-3 hours)
  • Seminar (2 hours)
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