JD (part time)


Program Description

An Accommodating, Supportive, and Quality Learning Environment

CUA Law has a thriving Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program. Designed around the needs of working professionals looking to complement their current careers or beginning a new one, all classes meet between 6:30 and 9:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

The evening division's diversity features students who are professionals from many industries and backgrounds. They hold various degrees such as Ph.D’s, M.D.’s, Masters, and Bachelors. Some have always wanted to work towards a law degree, while others found a law degree would help open new career opportunities for themselves. And in some cases, they are individuals who have focused on raising a family and have now decided to work on their career.

The Part-time Evening Division J.D. Program takes four years to complete and having time management skills is a plus. CUA Law features a supportive faculty and staff to help students with the adjustment of managing their law school experience and their full-time job. Students enrolled in the evening division are required to at least 11 semester credit hours and no less than 8 semester credit hours. In order to be eligible for graduate students enrolled in the evening, the division must complete 84 semester credit hours.

Students who are part of the Evening Division are invited to participate in the various Student Organizations at CUA Law. There is also an Evening Law Students Association (ELSA), which was founded in 1993 to represent our evening-division students and promote their extracurricular activities, address their special academic concerns, and enhance their legal education. ELSA works to encourage equitable access to all academic and extracurricular activities for evening law students, as well as sponsoring academic and social programs.

Application Overview

Applying for First-Year Admission

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have received an undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional associations and demonstrated satisfactory performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The preferred deadline for applicants to both day and evening divisions is March 15. First-year students begin their studies only in the fall semester.

In most cases applications are complete when the following has been received:

  • The application with a $65 non-refundable application fee (The application fee for the current recruitment cycle has been waived);
  • Personal Statement;
  • An official report from the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report containing a transcript analysis and LSAT score.
  • At least one but nor more than two letters of recommendation. All letters must be submitted directly to LSAC.
  • A note to international applicants: Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States or Canada must be evaluated by an organization such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. We will also accept international transcripts through the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service.

Please note that applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate education was not received in a school where English is the language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The results should be forwarded directly to the Law School.

Last updated Aug 2019

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The Columbus School of Law shines as a hidden gem within legal education in Washington, D.C. It is an academy composed of collegial and compassionate students, a supportive and academically distinguished faculty, and an accomplished and well-connected alumni base that stands ready to help today’s students reach their goals. Read less