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Part-time law school students discussing coursework and the benefits of attending evening law school with professor.

Going to law school during the day full time may not be practical for everyone. What if you have a full-time job, family, or other responsibilities that make devoting three full years to classes and study impossible? We have a solution—our Evening Part-time law school program for working professionals or those who need a nighttime option.

New England Law is the only school in the Boston area with part-time law school programs in both the day and night. Our Evening Part-Time Division allows you to keep your day job and attend classes at night. Admission procedures, requirements, and academic expectations are identical for New England Law’s Day and Evening divisions. We are committed to maintaining the same faculty for both divisions, so our full-time faculty members regularly teach in both.

Overview of the Evening Part-Time Division

When you attend law school part time, you will be enrolled in a four-year program. After completing the first two years of required coursework, you will have the option to take evening division courses offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (and sometimes Tuesdays) between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Many evening students also choose to register for courses held between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Evening Experience

Although the Full-Time and Evening Part-Time divisions are academically consistent, the experience of evening students is distinct. Evening law school division students are often older than their day-time counterparts; they may have families; and many already have professional careers. These commonalities generate camaraderie and friendship. Evening Division students take nearly all of their courses with the same classmates for the first two years, so personal bonds develop that often result in carpooling, weekend study sessions, and other practical assistance. Professors maintain flexible office hours to accommodate students’ schedules, and the New England Law Clinical Program works to fit clinics to students’ individual needs. In addition, Thursday evening (the end of the Evening Part-Time Division’s school week) has become a traditional time for Evening Division students to socialize and unwind.

Course Schedule

Evening Part-Time Division: Required Courses for the First Year
Fall Term
Credits
Spring Term
Credits
Civil Procedure I
3
Civil Procedure II
3
Contracts I
2
Contracts II
3
Torts
4
Criminal Law
3
Legal Research and Writing I
2
Legal Research and Writing II
2
Total Credits
11
Total Credits
11
Evening Part-Time Division: Required Courses and Electives for the Second Year
Fall Term
Credits
Spring Term
Credits
Property I
2
Property II
3
Constitutional Law
4
Criminal Procedure I
3
Legal Research and Writing III
2
Electives
3–6
Evidence
3


Total Credits
11
Total Credits
9–12
Evening Part-Time Division: Required Course and Electives for the Third Year
Fall Term
Credits
Spring Term
Credits
Law & Ethics of Lawyering
3
Electives
9–12
Electives
6–9


Total Credits
9–12
Total Credits
9–12
Evening Part-Time Division: Fourth Year
Fall Term
Credits
Spring Term
Credits
Electives
9–12
Electives
9–12

Flexible Scheduling Options

We understand that going to law school part time requires flexibility. If our Evening Part-Time Division is not the right fit for you, New England Law also offers two other law school part-time divisions, in addition to our full-time law program.