Part-Time Applicants

Willamette University College of Law offers a limited enrollment part-time day program, which allows students to complete the J.D. over the course of four to six years while maintaining a work and/or family life balance. Part-time students must meet the same application requirements and deadlines as full-time students. (Please see the First-Time applicants page for complete information on application requirements).   

How to Apply

Application Deadline has been extended to April 1. Willamette will continue to accept applications after this date so long as there is space in the class.

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To apply for admission to Willamette University College of Law, a candidate must complete the application process as outlined on the First-Time applicants page, register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Both the CAS and the LSAT are provided by Law Services in Newtown, Pa. Contact the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at or 215-968-1001.

Part-time applicants follow the same application process as full-time applicants, with one difference: Part-time applicants must attach an addendum to their application stating why they'll benefit pursing a J.D. part-time instead of full-time.

Academic Program

Part-time students must take no less than 8 credit hours but no more than 12 credits hours per semester.  Students may opt to supplement  fall and spring semester coursework with summer courses.  Part-time students must complete all the degree requirements for graduation within 6 years of enrollment.

Course Schedule

Willamette University College of Law's part-time program is a day program only and students must start in the fall. Part-Time students enroll in the same classes as full-time students. First year courses will be assigned after consultation with the Part-time program coordinator. Notification of fall class assignments and schedule will be made prior to New Student Orientation, which occurs in mid-August. 

Tuition and Financial Aid

Applicants for admission through the part-time program will automatically be considered for all merit-based scholarships.  Estimated expenses for the part-time program will be disclosed on the "Tuition and Financial Aid" section of the Admission Office website, with tuition and fees set at 75% of the equivalent full-time levels.

Working as a Part-Time Student

Part-time students are permitted to work in their first year and throughout their part-time program enrollment.  All students, full-time and part-time, must adhere to the mandatory student attendance policy.

Academic Standards

Part-time students are subject to the same academic standards, rules, regulations, codes of conduct and procedures as full-time students except where stated in the student handbook.  Students receive the handbook at Orientation.  

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