Part-Time Applicants

Willamette University College of Law offers a limited enrollment, part-time day program that allows students to complete their JD over the course of four-to-six years while maintaining a work and/or family life balance.

How to Apply

To apply for admission, a part-time applicant must follow the same JD Application process as full-time students and meet the same admission requirements. In addition, part-time applicants must attach an addendum to their application stating why they'll benefit pursing a JD part-time instead of full-time.

Academic Program

Part-time students must take no less than 8 credit hours but no more than 12 credits hours per semester. Students may opt to supplement fall and spring semester coursework with summer courses. Part-time students must complete all the degree requirements for graduation within 6 years of enrollment.

Course Schedule

Willamette University College of Law's part-time program is a day program only and students must start in the fall. Part-Time students enroll in the same classes as full -time students. First year courses will be assigned after consultation with the part -time program coordinator. Notification of fall class assignments and schedule will be made prior to New Student Orientation, which occurs in mid-August.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Applicants for admission through the part-time program will automatically be considered for all merit-based scholarships. Estimated expenses for the part-time program will be disclosed on the Tuition and Financial Aid section of the Admission Office website, with tuition and fees set at 75% of the equivalent full -time levels.

Working as a Part-Time Student

Part-time students are permitted to work in their first year and throughout their part-time program enrollment. All students, full-time and part-time, must adhere to the mandatory student attendance policy.