Rutgers Law School, ranked 15th for part-time programs among all law schools and 7th among public law schools by U.S. News & World Report (2023), will be offering a Flexible Part-Time Hybrid JD for evening students 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. Please note that the part-time day program in Camden does not involve hybrid courses.
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. In Camden, one summer session is required to complete the 90-credit hour requirement for graduation. After the first year, a minimum of 8 credits must be completed each semester, and students may transfer freely between the full-time and part-time programs.
Part-time students can participate in law journals, moot court, and clinics to develop legal writing and advocacy skills while in law school.
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.