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Part-Time Evening JD Program Overview

Professor Cecil Hunt

Whether you are balancing a full-time job and family obligations, or maybe you have been out of school for awhile, UIC Law offers the flexibility of part-time evening study to earn your degree on your own schedule. UIC Law’s newly revamped Part-Time Evening Program launched Fall 2023 under the appointed leadership of Associate Dean, Professor Sonia Green, and is the only program in Chicago with a dean dedicated solely to the program and its students.

Learn more about the part-time evening program, how to apply, and course information below.

  • UIC Law is the only law school to offer a part-time evening program that requires students to be downtown just two evenings a week. A third night per week will require a course to be taken online, in real time, via Zoom
  • Our newly unified program will give the evening cohort a chance to bond and build connections within the cohort
  • Students can complete the program in 4 to 5 years
  • Part-time evening students participate in student government, moot court, law review, and other student activities

Please note: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credit hours in the summer in order to be eligible for financial aid.

  • Classes are on-campus twice each week only, usually two weeknights (M, Tu, W, or Th)  or one weeknight and one Saturday (Saturdays will be added only if there is strong student interest)
  •  Students will have one weeknight with a synchronous (meets in real time) course taught over Zoom
  • Students will also have some hours of asynchronous (can be done on your own time) work to do every week
  • The program is lockstep for the first two years (4 semesters): students CANNOT take other courses, more courses, or fewer courses during these semesters
  • By the end of Year 2, students will complete the first 36 credits
  • After the first 2 years, students have flexibility on how quickly they want to complete the remaining credits
  • Students can graduate in a total of 4 years, 4.5 years, or 5 years
  • After year 2, students are eligible to take summer school and additional classes to complete the program in 4 years
  • After year 2, students may alternatively take fewer classes each semester after the first 2 years and finish in 5 years

Juris Doctor Application

Completed applications must include:

  1. Electronic Application Form (Paper application forms are not accepted.)
  2. LSAT/GRE Score
  3. Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Resume
  6. Application Fee: Your application fee has been waived.

Additionally, transfer applicants should review the transfer student information tab for further requirements.

UIC Law operates on a rolling admission policy. The Office of Admissions continues to review applications until the entering class is full. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if space is available.

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Please see the application deadlines for full-time and part-time-evening JD programs:

  • Priority Decision Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 1, 2024

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The UIC Law part-time evening JD program follows best practices in legal education that allow for a combination of in person, online synchronous, and online asynchronous coursework. Students can consult with Dean Green and/or their academic advisors to map out the plan that works best for them. We can advise students on how to meet the necessary number of credits to graduate in the time that the student wishes to graduate.

View Requirements and Course Schedule

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Additional details about the part-time evening program can be found below: