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Part-Time Day J.D. Program

In the four-year, part-time day program, students take 9 to 12 credits per semester. Based at the University’s Brandywine location, this option features in-person instruction during the first three years, allowing students the flexibility to engage in experiential learning starting in their final year. After completing the required courses, students explore other areas of the law through a combination of elective classes and externships within the greater Wilmington legal community and beyond.

4 years to complete

In-person learning format

$18,000 annual tuition


Projected course sequence

First year courses (all required)

Fall semester (10 credits)

Civil Procedure (4 credits)

Contracts I (3 credits)

Legal Writing I (3 credits)

Spring semester (11 credits)

Contracts II (2 credits)

Constitutional Law (4 credits)

Criminal Law (3 credits)

Legal Writing II (2 credits)

Second year courses (all required)

Fall semester (9 credits)

Advanced Legal Analysis (3 credits)

Constitutional Law II (2 credits)

Torts (4 credits)

Spring semester (9 credits)

Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3 credits)

Property (4 credits)

Sales and Leases (2 credits)

Third year courses (all required)

Fall semester (11 credits)

Agency & Partnership (2 credits)

Evidence (3 credits)

Federal Income Tax (3 credits)

Professional Responsibility (3 credits)

Spring semester (12 credits)

Corporations (3 credits)

Experiential Learning (3 credits, LIVE CLIENT)

Family Law (3 credits)

Trusts and Estates (3 credits)

Fourth year courses (three required)

Fall semester (12 credits)

Scholarly Writing (2 credits)

Experiential Learning (3-9 credits)
LIVE CLIENT OR SIMULATION

Electives (2-7 credits)

Spring semester (12 credits)

Scholarly Writing (2 credits)

Optional Experiential Learning (3-9 credits)
LIVE CLIENT OR SIMULATION

Electives (2-12 credits)

Projected fall first-year student schedule

Days Class Start Time End Time
Monday / Wednesday Civil Procedure 1:30 PM 3:20 PM
Tuesday / Thursday Contracts 1 10:30 AM 11:45 AM
Tuesday / Thursday Legal Writing 1 1:30 PM 2:45 PM

Classes in subsequent semesters will be scheduled between between 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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Choose the option that works best for your life. All cohorts feature the same curricula.

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