Southwestern's evening program is a four-year part-time J.D. program designed for students who are unable to devote full-time to the study of law. For many working professionals, this program provides a financially feasible way to attend law school while maintaining a full-time work schedule.
Students enrolled in the evening program receive the same comprehensive legal education as that presented in the full-time program (read about the cutting-edge curriculum). Part-time students take the designated curriculum during the first two years, and a mix of required courses, electives and externships during the third and fourth years. Two summer sessions are required. Classes are scheduled four nights a week beginning at 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with an occasional elective on Saturday.
In the part-time evening program, fellow students bring the unique perspectives of their working lives into the classroom, enriching and enlightening the law school experience for everyone.
Required Courses for Part-Time Evening Program
Students enrolled in the evening program must take a designated curriculum during their first and second years, and a load of 8 to 11 units per semester thereafter. A minimum of 87 units is required for graduation.
|Contracts I and II
|LAWS I 1 and LAWS II
|Civil Procedure I and II
|Constitutional Law I and II
|Second, Third or Fourth Year|
|Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3||3
|Legal Profession 3
||2 or 3
|Upper Division Writing Requirement||2 or 3
||or 2 or 3
|Professional Skills Requirement||1, 2 or 3
||or 1, 2 or 3
||2 or 3/4
1 Legal Analysis, Writing and Skill I and II
2 Elective choices including such courses as
3 If not taken as elective in second year (required for graduation)