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Part-TimeJ.D. Program

Part-Time J.D. Program

La Verne’s Part-Time J.D. Program offers flexibility for law students who can’t attend classes full-time. Whether you’re a working professional, a parent, a caretaker, or simply have a busy lifestyle, La Verne makes it possible to earn your law degree on your time.

Part-Time J.D. Curriculum

Part-time Juris Doctor (J.D.) students must complete 88 semester units to fulfill their degree requirements. On the part-time schedule, the J.D. degree takes four (4) years to complete. The Part-Time J.D. Program covers the same doctrinal, values, and skills-based curriculum as our Full-Time J.D. Program.

Required doctrinal courses include:

Civil Procedure/Doctrine, Values, and Skills

These courses examine the constitutional and jurisprudential aspects of civil procedure. Topics of study include jurisdiction, venue, joinder of parties, and claims.

Constitutional Law/Doctrine, Values, and Skills

These courses dissect the law of the United States Constitution. The structure of the federal republic, the constitutional powers of the government, separation of powers, judicial review, and individual rights and liberties are discussed.

Contract Law/Doctrine, Values, and Skills

These courses discuss the formation of legal contracts and their enforcement. Subjects include contract consideration, offer, acceptance, mistake, reliance, capacity, equitable factors, and illegality.

One unit of each doctrinal course is dedicated to developing necessary values and skills.

Part-time J.D. students go through the Litigation and Transactional Law tracks during the Transformation Year of the program. In addition to the tracks, students can take up to 14 elective units. Elective J.D. Courses include:

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Family Law
  • Workers Compensation

In addition to classroom learning, part-time J.D. students are required to take a minimum of 3 units of experiential learning. Experiential learning can take the form of externships, live-client clinics, and practicums.

Visit the Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree page to browse through the full-time curriculum design, or view all available J.D. courses and J.D. electives.

Part-Time J.D. Program Affordability

Effective for the 2019academic year, La Verne College of Law tuition will be $25,950 per year for part-time J.D. students—and this rate is guaranteed for all four years of your education. Find out more about our Guaranteed Tuition Promise, financial aid, scholarships, and Bar Study Loans.

Part-Time J.D. Program Accreditation

The University of La Verne College of Law is fully approved and accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association. Learn more about legal education and admission to the bar.

Additionally, the College of Law is accredited by the State Bar of California.

Learn more about our Part-Time J.D. Program!

La Verne makes it easy for working professionals and others with day-time commitments to earn their Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree part-time. Ready to learn more? Request more information.

The College of Law campus is located in Ontario, CA, just minutes from our flagship La Verne campus. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019. View our admission requirements or start your application today!