Part-Time JD Program
La Verne’s Part-Time JD 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 programs are available during the day or evening.
Part-Time JD Curriculum
Part-time Juris Doctor (JD) students must complete 88 semester units to fulfill their degree requirements. On the part-time schedule, the JD degree takes four (4) years to complete. The Part-Time JD Program covers the same doctrinal, values, and skills-based curriculum as our Full-Time JD Program.
A sample of required doctrinal courses include:
These courses examine the constitutional and jurisprudential aspects of civil procedure. Topics of study include jurisdiction, venue, joinder of parties, and claims.
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.
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 JD students will also have opportunities to engage in experiential and simulated courses emphasizing the development of Litigation and Transactional skills during the Transformation Year of the program. In addition to these opportunities, part-time will be able to take several electives throughout their course of study. Electives include:
- Advanced Legal Research
- Adversarial Evidence
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property
- Products Liability
- Workers Compensation
In addition to classroom learning, part-time JD 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.
Part-Time JD Program Affordability
Part-Time JD Program Accreditation
The University of La Verne College of Law is fully approved and accredited by the State Bar of California. 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 JD Program!
La Verne makes it easy for working professionals and others with day-time commitments to earn their Juris Doctor (JD) 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 2020. View our admission requirements or start your application today!