JD Evening Program

When do classes meet?

For the fall of 2021, classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. 

How long is the Evening program?

The Evening program takes 3.5 to 4 years to complete, including at least one summer session.

When is the application deadline?

The priority deadline is April 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 4 (year-long) classes the first year. The second year students are required to take one (year-long) class and 3 (semester-long) classes, plus elective courses of choice. This is approximately 9-10 hours per week in class time. Students are assigned to read legal cases and complete other assignments. Two required (semester-long) courses are taken in the third year. 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 Developement 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.

Can an Evening student transfer to the full-time Day program?

An evening student may petition to transfer to the Day program after completing the first year.  The student should have earned grades in the top third of the class.