JD Evening Program

When do classes meet?

Beginning in the fall of 2022, first-year courses will be offered in hybrid format: regular on-campus requirement of just one night a week (Monday) with one night of virtual instruction during most of school year. Most evening classes run 6-10 p.m. (Fall schedule and course requirements will be available by April 2022.) 

How long is the Evening program?

The program takes four years to complete, including summer sessions.

When is the application deadline?

The priority deadline is May 15, 2022.

How many hours do Evening students usually work?

It varies. For those students who work full-time, they will work 30 to 40 hours per week while in the part-time program. Some students work less hours depending on their other obligations.

What is the course load like for an Evening student?

Evening students are required to take four classes the first year, and a course during the summer after the first year. The second year, students have three required courses plus two electives. Another required (semester-long) course is taken in the upper division, along with classes that fulfill the Upper Division Writing Requirement, the Experiential Learning Requirement and the Pro Bono Graduation Requirement. The amount of class hours varies depending on course selection of electives.  

Can Evening students participate in externships?

Yes, Evening students are eligible for externships after completing the first year. An off-campus externship is an academic opportunity to experience the day-to-day operation of various legal institutions, including public interest organizations, government offices and federal and state courts.

What type of employment assistance does Loyola offer Evening students?

The staff of the Career Development Office provides a wide range of programs to assist students with their job search. Other members of the LLS community often assist with these activities. As an example, for our mock interviews for students, Loyola alumni conduct the interviews and provide feedback to prepare the student for real-life interviewing. Other services include career planning workshops, resume reviews, and activities that promote professional networking. In addition, the On Campus Interview (OCI) program assists students with making connections and setting up interviews with local firms.

Can Evening students participate in student organizations?

Yes. The Evening Student Bar Association (ESBA), together with the DSBA, governs approximately 35 professional, academic and diversity organizations on campus. Informational, social and networking opportunities are available to Evening students before or after classes, as well as weekends.

Can Evening students participate in academic programs such as Law Review and Moot Court?

Yes. An Evening student who has completed the first two years of law school may apply for a position as a staff member on a law review and/or participate in moot court competitions.