With Regent Law's part-time Juris Doctor program, students have the option of taking courses during the day or evenings. In fact, part-time law school students can complete the entire JD program taking evening classes. Students will usually be able to put together an all-morning, all-afternoon, or all-evening schedule.
The part-time program is a flexible education option for professionals who wish to remain employed while they study law part-time. Students who pursue the part-time option will complete the same rigorous program as full-time students and learn from the same law professors, but because part-time students take fewer hours each semester compared to full-time students, they have increased flexibility to select courses that fit within their personal and professional schedules. Part-time law school students will generally be able to earn their JD in four to five calendar years.
Part-time students enroll in a minimum of 8 credit hours and a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester and must complete the same 90-credit hour curriculum requirements as full-time students. The admissions criteria and application process for the part-time program is the same as the full-time program.
The part-time program is offered "in-residence" only on the Virginia Beach campus. Part-time students should plan to live within a reasonable driving distance to campus. Commuting a significant distance on a daily basis is strongly discouraged.
Fall Semester (10-12 credit hours); Spring Semester (9-12 credit hours)
Please see required courses for additional course sequence information.
"The part-time law program at Regent provides an unmatched opportunity for professional individuals who seek to broaden their horizons or change their life's direction. The program is rigorous and requires a tremendous level of personal commitment on the part of the law student. I have found this part-time law program among the most challenging endeavors that I have ever undertaken, but it is also among the most rewarding."
- Dan Tanner, Attorney and Partner, Prass, LLP. Former Commander, United States Navy.
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