FAQs - Evening JD

Get answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions about our part-time evening law program.

What is the first-year part-time schedule?

First year evening classes are three nights per week. Classes begin at 6 p.m.

How long does the Evening Division take to complete?

Part-time students can earn a JD in three years (accelerated) or four years (traditional). When you apply, part-time students must select whether to apply to the accelerated JD (which begins classes in May) or traditional JD (beginning in August).

Can evening students be in Hybrid Online JD program?

Yes. Part-time evening students can enroll in the Hybrid Online JD. All classes in the first-year curriculum (30 credits) must be in person. That means part-time evening students must be in person for all of 1L year and also two first-year classes in the fall of 2L.

Will I receive the same degree as a day student?

Yes, your JD will be the same as a student from the Day Division.

Are the professors who teach evening classes the same as those that teach day classes?

Yes, full-time faculty rotate and teach both day and evening classes.

Can evening students participate in journals, moot court and clinics?

Yes, journals, moot court and clinics are open to all Suffolk students. However, many clinics require availability during regular court hours.

How many students are in the Evening Division?

The fall 2020 class had 96 students.

Can I apply to both the Day and Evening Division?

No, applicants must choose to apply to the Day or the Evening Division.

Are there different admission standards for the Evening Division?

No, Suffolk’s admission standards are the same for the Day and Evening divisions.

Is it possible to switch from the Evening Division to the Day Division?

It is possible, but not guaranteed. We recommend applying to the Division you intend to graduate from.

Can I earn a dual degree in the evening program?

Yes. All dual degree programs are open the evening students, except for the three-year accelerated JD/MBA and three-year accelerated JD/LLM in Taxation.

What is the average age of an evening student?

27 years old

Can I pick my own classes in the Evening Division?

After the first year of law school, evening JD students register for their own classes and can make their schedule. This includes having the option to take daytime classes.