For students juggling work, family, and outside commitments, Concordia University School of Law offers a part-time program that takes four years to complete.
Exploring your options
As a part-time student, you can work full-time during the day and take law classes in the evening. Or you can work part-time and use the extra time meeting with your legal mentor, providing services in a Concordia Law legal clinic, or spending an externship at a local courthouse, law firm, or legal services organization. Either way, you can complete your JD degree in four years, without compromising your personal or professional commitments.
The curriculum is also flexible enough to allow you to alter your course-load up or down any given semester – making it easy to build your schedule around your commitments throughout the year. So you could take a full-time course load one semester, then drop down to six credits the next semester to allow for seasonal employment, such as working in the legislature or lobbying work.
Lighter load, same scholarships
Part-time students receive the same scholarships and grants as full-time students – pro-rated, per credit, over four years. So that means merit scholarships of $9,000 to $42,000 over the course of your program, as well as $15,000 worth of guaranteed service grants. We want you to graduate with a meaningful degree, not a mountain of debt – and do so in the time-frame that works best for you.
Part-time law program that fits your full-time life
Even though you will be taking fewer hours per semester, you will still be fully integrated into all things Concordia Law. Many of your classes, for example, will be taken alongside full-time students, so you aren't segmented into your own cohort or track. Leadership roles are available within the Student Bar Association. And you'll have the same access to the mentorships, internships, and externships that make our law students a vital part of the Idaho legal community.