Welcome to Rutgers Law’s Flexible Part-Time Hybrid JD
Making a Legal Education Accessible
Rutgers Law School, ranked #12 for part-time programs by US News & Report (2021) will be offering a Flexible Part-Time Hybrid JD beginning Fall 2021.
Courses will be taught mainly with a combination of in-person and remote instruction. Classes are scheduled so that:
• You will be on campus two nights a week (mostly) for in-person instruction;
• You will have remote instruction no more than two nights a week.
This program offers optimal flexibility for working professionals, caregivers and students with long commutes. The program fully complies with the American Bar Association accreditation standards and students may sit for any Bar Exam in the country. Two in-person nights a week (mostly) allows you to get the same quality degree from Rutgers Law School without delaying your career goals.
The Same Exceptional Degree from Rutgers Law School, Delivered in a Hybrid, Flexible Model
The Rutgers Law School culture is one of inclusion and accessibility. Prospective students interested in enrolling on a part-time basis are welcomed into our community and encouraged to set the pace for their own law school experience.
Admissions Updates During Covid-19
It takes 4-4.5 years to complete the law program part-time. Evening classes are available during the week, Monday through Thursday. For part-time students' first three terms, classes typically meet after 6 p.m. three or four nights per week.
In the first year of law school, part-time students are scheduled for 10.5 credits of core classes each semester. One summer session is required to complete the 90-credit hour requirement for graduation. A minimum of 8 credits must be completed each semester, and students may transfer freely between the full-time and part-time programs after their first year.
Part-time students can participate in law journals, moot court, and the clinics to develop legal writing and advocacy skills while in law school.
The Rutgers Law School application can be found and submitted through the Law School Admissions Council’s website. With the application, applicants must also submit through LSAC:
• An LSAT score from within the past 5 years
• Official undergraduate transcripts, and if applicable, official graduate transcripts
• Two letters of recommendation
• A personal statement of around 1,000 words
• A professional resume
Contact Our Admissions Office
At our locations in Camden and Newark, you'll find close-knit environments, experience rigorous training, and cultivate relationships with great legal minds that you need to grow into your role as a lawyer—at a cost that's half that of other law schools in our region. Our breadth of curricular and experiential offerings mean more opportunities for you to develop as a legal thinker and professional. And your Rutgers Law degree will establish your lifelong connection with a world-class research institution.
Contact the Admissions Office in Camden at 856-225-6102
Contact the Admissions Office in Newark at 973-353-5554