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Best Part-Time Law School Programs from U.S. News & World Report 2013

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The American Bar Association reports that 15% of the 147,525 American law students in 2010 were enrolled part time, states U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 Best Grad Schools publication. "For many working adults, it's the only way to both afford a law degree and meet other commitments."

We list for you the top 10 accredited schools in the report that offer part-time programs. For a full list and more details, visit usnews.com/grad.

Be sure to check out our list of the top 10 law schools: The Top Law Schools from U.S. News & World Report 2013

Also of interest:

1. Georgetown University

The part-time program at Georgetown Law in Washington D.C. wins the first-place position with an impressive overall score of 100. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 4.3 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 163-170
Part-time acceptance rate: 7.8%
Part-time enrollment: 261

2. George Washington University

The part-time program at GW Law in Washington D.C. comes in at No. 2 with an overall score of 87. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 3.8 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 159-168
Part-time acceptance rate: 12.4%
Part-time enrollment: 323

3. Brooklyn Law School

At No. 3 is Brooklyn Law School in New York with an overall score of 76. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 3.2 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 157-162
Part-time acceptance rate: 17.8%
Part-time enrollment: 172

4. Yeshiva University

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York, NY, is No. 4 with an overall score of 73. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 2.9 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 157-161
Part-time acceptance rate: 27.3%
Part-time enrollment: 102

5. Fordham University

The part-time program at Fordham University in New York, NY is No. 5 with an overall score of 71. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 3.3 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 160-165
Part-time acceptance rate: 14.8%
Part-time enrollment: 252

6. American University

The Washington College of Law at American University in Washington D.C. comes in at No. 6 with an overall score of 70. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 3.2 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 157-162
Part-time acceptance rate: 22.4%
Part-time enrollment: 260

7. Temple University

The evening/part-time program at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia is No. 7 with an overall score of 68. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 3.0 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 157-160
Part-time acceptance rate: 26.9%
Part-time enrollment: 180

8. George Mason University

At No. 8 is the George Mason School of Law in Arlington, Virginia with an overall score of 66. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 2.8 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 155-165
Part-time acceptance rate: 5.9%
Part-time enrollment: 204

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9. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Camden

The Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey tied for No. 9 with an overall score of 65. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 2.8 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 155-161
Part-time acceptance rate: 39%
Part-time enrollment: 218

10. University of Maryland

The second school tied for No. 9 with an overall score of 65 is the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Importance stats from 2011:
Peer assessment score: 3.0 out of 5
Part-time LSAT score (25th-75th percentile): 153-162
Part-time acceptance rate: 15.5%
Part-time enrollment: 221

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