Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Evening Program

Bullocks Wilshire at dusk
 
Four-Year, Part-Time

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.

First Year Fall Spring
Contracts I and II
2
3
Criminal Law

3
LAWS I 1 and LAWS II
3 3
Torts
4

TOTAL 9
9
Second Year
Civil Procedure I and II
2
3
Constitutional Law I and II
3
3
Property
4

Electives 2
2 2+2/3
TOTAL 9-11
8-11
Third Year
Business Associations
4
Evidence 4
Second, Third or Fourth Year
Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3 3
or 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

Summer Options


Electives
2 or 3/4

1 Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills I and II

2 Elective choices including such courses as Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Copyright Law, History of American Law, Legal Profession, and Public International Law, among others

3 If not taken as elective in second year (required for graduation)