School of Law
One of the most diverse law schools in the nation, St. Mary's prepares its graduates for the competent and ethical practice of law in a community that supports educational excellence.
Evening J.D. Program for Working Professionals
Evening law students typically have considerably more outside responsibilities than day students. These responsibilities require an evening student to approach law school with special commitment and dedication in order to succeed.
St. Mary’s is committed to offering evening students an excellent education and a range of services, including counseling and advice through the Office of Career Services. St. Mary’s prides itself on student access to the members of the faculty, and evening students will find their teachers readily accessible. Admission and graduation requirements are the same for day and evening students.
Evening classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday between 6 and 9 p.m. Evening students will complete the required first-year curriculum in three regular semesters plus one summer.
All programs and offices, including the Clinical Program, are available to evening students as well.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to graduate. Faculty may add additional requirements at any time.
Other J.D. Programs at St. Mary's
After completing the first-year curriculum as a part-time evening student, you may register for either day or evening classes. Evening students must complete their degree requirements within seven years, and most do so in five years or less.