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Special Part Time FamiliesNew 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.

Transfer Students

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.