JD Part-Time Program

Key Program Features

  • Nationally ranked, four-year part-time JD Program (fully ABA-accredited)
  • Ability to work full-time or part-time and take classes in the evenings
  • Courses offered Monday – Thursday evenings beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Flexibility to take both day and evening courses after your first year of study
  • Option to take summer courses to expedite the completion of the degree

Program Timeline

  • Enrollment is in the fall semester only, with classes typically beginning in the third week of August.
  • USD School of Law accepts June LSAT scores.
  • Day courses are available to part-time students after the first year.

Application and Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or U.S. equivalent prior to matriculation and possess a valid LSAT score.
  • Applicants must submit an electronic application via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and subscribe to LSAC's CAS Service. The required components of our application include our standard application, a two to three page personal statement and a current resume. Applicants have the option to submit up to two letters of recommendation.
  • Full details of the degree requirements may be found in the USD School of Law Academic Rules in the Student Handbook.

First-Year Part-Time Curriculum

  • Contracts – 4 credits
  • Criminal Law – 4 credits
  • Property – 4 credits
  • Torts – 4 credits
  • Legal Writing and Research – 2 credits each semester
  • Experiential Advocacy Practicum – 1 credit each semester



JD Admissions
Warren Hall, Room 203
Phone: (619) 260-4528
Fax: (619) 260-2218


M,T: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
W: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Th., F.: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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