Part-time J.D. Program

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The Part-Time J.D. Program through Creighton University School of Law will take you to full-time success. You’ll attend classes with full-time students, but take a course load that fits your busy life.

Your Experience

Each year, students are accepted into the Part-Time J.D. Program. Courses are offered throughout the day. You can take up to 6 years to complete your J.D. You’ll graduate with the same prestigious Creighton Law degree as full-time students.

Your Courses

You’ll take up to eight to nine credit hours each semester of your first year. In the fall you’ll take Contracts I, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing I. In the spring, you’ll take Contracts II, Criminal Law, and Legal Research and Writing II. 

In your second year, you’ll complete your first-year curriculum by taking Civil Procedure I and II; Property I and II; and Constitutional Law I and II. To complete your degree in 6 years, you’ll take eight or nine hours of coursework each semester to reach the graduation requirement of 89 hours.  To move through the program more quickly, you may take courses in the summer, too. Some students, after attending one or more years part-time, choose to seamlessly move to the full-time program.

How to Apply

To be eligible for the Part-time J.D. Program, you must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Complete and submit a Creighton School of Law application, personal statement, resume, and two optional letters of recommendation through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Provide transcripts and other information to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service