Part-Time Law Studies

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, a Jesuit Catholic institution, has offered an evening civil law program to professionals for more than 85 years and is one of only two part-time evening programs in the state of Louisiana. We now offer part-time day programs for Civil and Common law students.  Our part-time students hail from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, making the classroom a dynamic experience for both professor and student.

The College of Law combines the Jesuit tradition and mission of social justice with a practical, skills-based curriculum to offer students a quality legal education. Our students are trained to be skilled counselors-at-law committed to the search for truth, wisdom, and justice. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to excellence in legal education and provide the kind of individual attention to our students that distinguishes Loyola from other institutions of higher learning.

We're here to meet your needs

The part-time division is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of the working professional. Evening classes meet Monday through Thursday between 6 and 10 p.m.  Part-time day students meet on a part-time basis Monday-Friday. There is no set schedule for the part-time day program. A part-time students' typical class load is 10 – 11 credits (four classes) per semester. The program is designed for completion in four years (eight semesters and one summer session) but can be accelerated for completion in three-and-one-half years.

The College of Law is committed to the specific needs of part-time students. Administrative departments have extended hours several nights per week in order to accommodate the schedules of evening students. Opportunities are available for part-time students to be members of Law Review, other law school journals, and Moot Court. Orientation programs conducted the week prior to the first day of class are convened after 5 p.m. to accommodate evening students.

Required curriculum for first-year Part-Time division students:

  • Conventional Obligations
  • Torts I
  • Civil Law of Property
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Common Law Contracts for Civil Law Students
  • Torts II
  • Sales and Leases
  • Moot Court

Part-time Law Curriculum

Louisiana is the only state with a legal system in the tradition of the civil law. Therefore, the College of Law offers a common law curriculum to those students who will practice law outside of Louisiana and a civil law curriculum to Louisiana-based students. 

Applying to the Part-time Division

Admission to Loyola's College of Law is competitive, based on the applicant’s undergraduate academic record, score on the Law School Admissions test (LSAT), and personal statement. A complete file consists of the following:

  • A completed application through (Law School Admissions Council).
  • A Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score.
  • A complete report which includes all prior undergraduate transcripts sent by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) to Loyola College of Law Admissions office.
  • A personal statement.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or three fourths of a bachelor’s degree if applying for our Early Admission Program).
  • Two letters of recommendation (limit of three).

All documents must be sent electronically attached to the electronically submitted application form.

For more information about the part-time division, contact us at or call the College of Law Admissions Office at (504) 861-5575. 

If you are having trouble registering for the LSAT or applying, please call the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at (215) 968-1001.