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Updated at 7:48 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2007

UH Law School to launch part-time programs

Advertiser Staff

The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is expected to offer a part-time program as early as next fall semester, the school announced.

UH applied to the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools for approval to begin a small evening law program with a target of 24 students in each entering class. UH expects to receive approval by accreditors in early spring, a release from the law school said.

An informational meeting for interested applicants will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the Law School's Moot Court Room.

Interested applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) by Feb. 2, 2008, and must submit an application by March 1, 2008.

Pending approval, the Law School plans to enroll its first class of 24 part-time students for the fall of 2008.

Those admitted to the part-time program must meet the same admissions standards as students admitted to the full-time program. Classes are scheduled to meet three evenings a week (Tuesday-Thursday) from 5:30-8:35 p.m.

In the normal course of study, a part-time student could expect to complete the first year of the regular JD curriculum in two years and to graduate in four years, though the timing would be flexible.