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Part-time JD Program

Part Time JD Program

DePaul’s part-time JD program gives you flexibility and options in planning your legal education. You can choose from a variety of concentrations and certificates. With the ability to select both day and evening classes after your first year, you can build a schedule that aligns with your work and life commitments.

Meet current students

  • Angela Oldham

    Part time JD student

    I chose DePaul because it's a school that recognizes part-time law student does not equal 50 percent law student. I am 100 percent law student, 100 percent mother, 100 percent wife, and, for most of my law school career, also working full time. DePaul's part-time program keeps high standards, while recognizing that the juggling I do takes flexibility on both sides.

  • Raven Villegas

    The class schedule allows me to work whenever I need to and still come to class at night… I don’t feel rushed to complete my studies. I’m able to get really involved. I can consult my professors on anything that I need to. I can take my time and really learn all this material instead of feeling rushed through it all. For me, that’s ideal.

Program Highlights

  • Advantages
  • Sample First-Year Schedule


  • Ranked #29 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools 2018 edition.
  • JD is earned in four years by taking 9-12 hours per semester.
  • Convenient 1L schedule, meeting Monday-Thursday beginning at 5:50pm.
  • All classes offered in convenient downtown location in the heart of the loop.
  • Same renowned full-time faculty also teach in the evening.
  • Access to the full range of student activities offered at the law school.

Sample First-Year Schedule

First-year part-time students take 10 credit hours per semester. The semester in which required courses are offered and completed may vary.

Fall Semester​

  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • LARC I
  • Preparing to Practice

Spring Semester

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitution Law
  • Preparing to Practice​​