New England Law | Boston is “on the cutting edge in terms of meeting the needs of students who are parents,” according to Student Lawyer magazine.
Our Special Part-Time Division allows students with child-care responsibilities to arrange their studies in a way that suits their family’s schedule. If admitted to the Special Part-Time Division, you will work with the division’s faculty coordinator to personalize your schedule, combining day and evening courses in a way that is tailored to your needs.
Applicants must complete the standard application form, in addition to providing a statement explaining their need for Special Part-Time status.
New England Law enrolls students for the start of the academic year in August, with an application deadline of March 15. Because of the Special Part-Time Division’s popularity, interested students are encouraged to submit their applications early.
Students in good standing at other accredited law schools may be considered for transfer into the Special Part-Time Program. In some cases, enrollment for such transfer students may be arranged for the second semester of an academic year.
Tuition and Fees
Most Special Part-Time students carry approximately the same course load as Day Part-Time and Evening Part-Time students, so they pay the same tuition and fees. If a student carries fewer than eight credits, the tuition may be reduced pro rata, but the basic fees are not reduced.
Special Part-Time students will be given an “equivalency rank” that applies while in the division and if they enter the Day Part-Time and Evening Part-Time divisions. If they carry at least nine credits, they are eligible for the Dean’s List, New England Scholar, and CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.
Special Part-Time students also will be eligible for cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude honors at Commencement.
Additional Programs Offered
If our Special Part-Time Division is not the right fit for you, we also offer two other part-time divisions, in addition to our Full-Time Division.