Part-Time Program

If going to law school full time is not for you because of your job or other obligations, SLU LAW provides the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree on a part-time basis. We know this is a big decision, and we are happy to talk with you about the benefits of the part-time program, just give us a call once you have reviewed the basics. The application process for the part-time program is the same as the process for the full-time program, just mark where designated on the application that you are applying for the part-time program. Here are the details:

Requirements

The part-time J.D. Requirements are the same as the full-time J.D. Requirements; students are just completing the credit hours spread out over more time.

  • 91 credit hours, including 30 hours of first year core curriculum, four upper-division course requirements, and elective credits
  • Part-time students must take between 8 (minimum) and 11 (maximum) credits each fall & spring semester; a student taking 12 credits or more will be considered a full-time student
  • Part-time students must complete 91 credits in 5 years or less. Students who take summer classes typically receive their J.D. in 4 years.

Tracks

Part-Time Evening Curriculum Planning

Part-Time Day (11 hours) Curriculum Planning

Year One Fall (11 hours)

Year One Spring (11 hours)

Contracts I (3 hours)

Contracts II (2 hours)

Legal Research and Writing I (3 hours)

Legal Research and Writing II (3 hours)

Civil Procedure I (2 hours)

Civil Procedure II (3 hours)

Criminal Law (3 hours)

Constitutional Law I (3 hours)


Year Two Fall

Year Two Spring

Torts (4 hours)

Property (4 hours)

Electives (up to 7 hours)

Legal Profession (3 hours)

 

Electives (up to 4 hours)


Remaining Upper Division Required Courses:
Humanities Course (2-3 hours)
Professional Skills Course (1-3 hours)
Seminar (2 hours)

Part-Time Day (8 hours) Curriculum Planning

Please Note: Students taking the 8 hour track must take summer classes and semesters with more than 8 credits after the first full year in order to complete the 91 credits in 5 years.

Year One Fall (8 hours)

Year Two Spring (8 hours)

Contracts I (3 hours)

Contracts II (2 hours)

Legal Research and Writing I (3 hours)

Legal Research and Writing II (3 hours)

Civil Procedure I (2 hours)

Civil Procedure II (3 hours)


Year Two Fall

Year Two Spring

Torts (4 hours)

Property (4 hours)

Criminal Law (3 hours)

Constitutional Law I (3 hours)

Electives (up to 4 hours)

Electives (up to 4 hours)


Remaining Upper Division Required Courses:
Humanities Course (2-3 hours)
Legal Profession (3 hours)
Professional Skills Course (1-3 hours)
Seminar (2 hours)

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