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Part-time law student and full-time parent graduating with a JD law degree from New England Law | Boston.

New England Law | Boston is “on the cutting edge in terms of meeting the needs of students who are parents,” according to Student Lawyer magazine.

Our Special Part-Time law school program allows students with family-care responsibilities to arrange their legal studies to suit their family’s schedule. If admitted to the Special Part-Time Program you will work with the faculty coordinator to personalize your schedule, combining day and evening courses in a way that is tailored to your needs and that allows you to go to law school part-time and earn a degree in law.


Applicants must complete the standard application form, in addition to providing a statement explaining their need for Special Part-Time law school status.

New England Law | Boston enrolls students for the start of the academic year in August. Because of the Special Part-Time Program's popularity, interested students are encouraged to submit their applications early.

Transfer Students

Students in good standing at other accredited law schools may be considered for transfer into the Special Part-Time Law Program. In some cases, enrollment for such transfer students may be arranged for the second semester of an academic year.

Special Part-Time JD Program Tuition and Fees

Most Special Part-Time law students carry approximately the same course load as Day Part-Time and Evening Part-Time students, so they pay the same tuition and fees. If a student carries fewer than eight credits, the tuition may be reduced pro rata, but the basic fees are not reduced.


Special Part-Time law students are given an “equivalency rank,” which compares them to the part-time Evening Program corresponding to their graduation year. Depending on the number of credits carried they can be eligible for the Dean’s List and the New England Scholar award, and are also eligible for cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude honors at Commencement.

Additional Programs Offered

We understand that going to law school part time requires flexibility. If our Special Part-Time Program is not the right fit for you, New England Law also offers two other law school part-time programs, in addition to our full-time law program.

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