Part-Time Evening Division

Enhance Your Career or Launch a New One

  • Founded in 1894, New York Law School’s (NYLS’s) Evening Division has a rich history of enabling a diverse body of students to build on their success in current jobs or to begin second careers.
  • Evening students at NYLS attend courses Monday through Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m., and earn their J.D.s in four years.

Learn Theory and Practice, on a Flexible Schedule

  • The program emphasizes both substantive legal knowledge and the qualities that employers look for: leadership, professionalism, communication skills, and the ability to contribute to a team.
  • Many evening students participate in important co-curricular activities, such as Law Review, the Moot Court Association, and the Student Bar Association, as well as in clinics and other experiential learning opportunities.
  • Evening students can affiliate with one of NYLS’s six academic centers:
    – Center for Business and Financial Law
    – Center for International Law
    – Center for New York City Law
    – Center for Real Estate Studies
    – Impact Center for Public Interest Law
    – Innovation Center for Law and Technology

Learn From the Best

  • NYLS’s faculty members are thought leaders in their fields and champions for their students. They have testified before Congress, appeared in international media, and traveled the world to share their ideas. Learn more about individual faculty members at

Develop Professionally From Day One

  • Academic planning and professional development are seamlessly integrated at NYLS. Every evening student works with a counselor to discuss class schedules, set career goals, explore internship and post-graduation opportunities, and address individual advising questions. In addition, NYLS’s Evening Division Coordinator is a one-stop resource for all evening students.
  • Required coursework includes professional development skills workshops on topics such as writing effective cover letters and resumes and developing a network.
  • NYLS strongly encourages and supports relationship building. The School works with organizations that offer flexible externship and pro bono opportunities geared towards evening students. Career panels, lectures, and networking events are frequently offered in the evenings.

Scholarship Programs for Evening Division Students: The Evening Division embraces professionals from all backgrounds, including veterans, public servants, and parents. Scholarship opportunities for evening students include the Business Leaders Scholarship Program, the Public Service Scholarship Program, Public Interest Scholarships, and aid based on military service. Contact with questions.

A Cutting-Edge Curriculum

New York Law School’s curriculum targets growing sectors of the economy:

Think Big: Business and financial services, intellectual property, media, technology, and applied sciences, and government and public interest law

Evening Division students take the same required courses as regular NYLS students but on an altered schedule. Like other NYLS students, evening students are encouraged to enroll in clinics, electives, and externships.

Sample Evening Courses and Clinics

Business and Financial Services

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Corporate Reorganization
  • Commercial Lease Law
  • Compliance Within Financial Services Companies
  • Entrepreneurship for Social Change
  • Hedge Funds: Regulation and Structure
  • In-House and Corporate Counseling
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Transaction and Finance
  • Securities Arbitration Clinic

Intellectual Property, Media, Technology, and Applied Sciences

  • Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Law
  • Copyright
  • Cyberharassment Clinic
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigating Copyright and Trademark Cases
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Trademark Office Patent and Trademark Clinics
  • Sports Law
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition

Government and Public Interest Law

  • Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
  • Children and Family Law in New York
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Election Law
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Immigration Law
  • International Law
  • Legislative Advocacy Clinic
  • Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic

Meet Our Alumni
NYLS Evening Division alumni work on the front lines of emerging issues, from digital media to cybersecurity.