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Drake Law Part-time/Evening J.D. and M.J. Programs

Drake Law School will offer evening courses for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) programs, beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. The addition of evening courses will allow greater flexibility for individuals who wish to pursue a law degree while continuing to work or juggling multiple priorities.

Drake Law School Dean Ben Ullem said the evening courses are a response to public interest and a reflection of Drake Law’s commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience that is affordable and convenient.

“As a law school, we want to do everything we can to make it possible for individuals to earn a law degree,” said Ullem. “We fully understand that the typical, full-time, J.D. schedule is not ideal for every student. The enhanced evening schedule just makes sense.” The program is the only one of its kind in the Des Moines metro area and will prepare students for careers in law, government, and industry.

Drake Law’s M.J. is designed for students who wish to gain knowledge of the law in order to enhance their professional career. Most candidates attend classes on a part-time basis, but an M.J. degree can be taken on a full-time basis and completed in one year. Students can receive an M.J. in health law, intellectual property law, or individualized legal studies. M.J. candidates in individualized legal studies can devise a curriculum tailored to their needs, or study concentrations in business law, criminal law, estate planning, legislative practice and government relations, or sustainable development.

J.D. applicants must complete the application materials and submit an LSAT score ( in order to be considered for admission. The next available date to take the LSAT is June 8, and the deadline to register for that exam is May 1.

Application instructions for the M.J. program, which does not require an LSAT score, can be found at

For additional details, visit Contact the Drake Law Admission Office with questions: or 1-800-44-DRAKE, x2782 or 515-271-2782.

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Date Posted: 7/10/2015
Last Modified: 7/10/2015 3:24:00 PM by Ann Allen