Part time law students are able to pursue full time careers while earning their JD in as little as three and a half years.  Our part time students receive all the same benefits as full time students while maintaining their current careers.  Akron Law’s part time program is designed for working professionals who each bring unique life experience to the classroom.


The curriculum for a part time student is designed so that the degree may be earned in three and one-half academic years or more.  Classes are held in the evenings to accommodate a working professional’s daytime commitments.

A part time load is 5 - 10 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester.  And while the first-year curriculum within each track is standard, there are some adjustments we may be able to make during the first year. Students can adjust much more freely after the 2nd year once those core required courses are completed. 

Specialized studies

Business, Criminal, Health, Intellectual Property & Technology, International, Litigation, Public Interest, Taxation 

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Please contact Emma K.F. Schulze, Director of Admissions at or 330.972.6364, if you have any questions.

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