Creighton University School of Law offers a small part-time program of study. Six to ten students are accepted each year into the program and these students can take up to six years to complete the course of study. Part-time students attend classes with full-time students. The majority of classes are offered during the day between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Part-time students take eight credit hours during each semester of their first academic year. For the fall semester students take Contracts I, Torts I, and Legal Research & Writing I. For the spring semester students take Contracts II, Torts II, and Legal Research & Writing II. During their second year, part-time students complete their first-year curriculum: Civil Procedure I & II; Property I & II; and Constitutional Law I & II. Part-time students must then register for eight or nine hours of course work each semester to reach the graduation requirement of 94 hours in six years. A variety of courses are also offered each summer to enable part-time students to move through the program more quickly.
Application for the part-time program follows the same path as application for the full-time program. To be eligible for admission, an applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. All applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
The application process goes through the Law School Admission Council, www.lsac.org. Applicants are required to register for and provide transcripts and other information to the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). In addition, applicants must complete and submit the Creighton Law School application, personal statement and resume through the LSAC's application service. Two letters of recommendation are also required.