Weekend classes help you pursue a path to a new career
Our redesigned weekend J.D. program, which takes effect for students entering in the fall of 2017, draws on our expertise in delivering legal education online. Students attend classes on campus every other weekend and work online the rest of the time. They follow the same academic year as full-time law students, completing the curriculum during fall and spring semesters. Weekend program students are not required to take classes during the summer, and most complete the degree in four years.
The program includes:
- Required courses taught by experienced, full-time professors
- Students attend on-campus classes for seven weekends per semester and do online coursework on their own schedule
- Typically, classes are held in fall and spring semesters on Saturdays, 8 to 11:45 am and 1 to 4:45 pm, and Sundays, 8 to 11:45 am and 1 to 2:15 pm.
- Three to four classes each semester.
Weekend J.D. students come from many different industries and walks of life, providing a rich learning environment and outstanding networking opportunities. And the online component expands the geographic diversity: Students can live anywhere in the country, as long as they can make it to campus seven times a semester.