Silicon Valley's Hybrid,Part-Time Law Degree


The Flex J.D. is Santa Clara’s new hybrid, part-time program designed for those who need a more flexible law school schedule due to their career and family commitments.


Balance your work and family life with the study of law 

Students attend classes in-person for one week at the beginning of the semester combined with three long weekends (Friday through Sunday) once per month. Between on-campus sessions, you will complete asynchronous online classes at the times and locations that work best for your schedule. Most students will complete the program within a four-year period.

Learn from our renowned faculty and industry experts

You will connect with your world-class instructors, legal experts in industry, and your peers. 

Network with the Silicon Valley legal community

All students, including those who live outside the Bay Area, will benefit from our Silicon Valley location. Professional networking opportunities are built into your schedule, allowing you to connect in-person with the broader legal community. 

Take advantage of the resources at Santa Clara University

Leveraging Santa Clara Law’s distinctive strengths: proximity to the technology industry, a commitment to social justice, and connections to our extensive alumni network.

Access our top-ranked intellectual property law program

You will have access to our top-ranked intellectual property and high tech curriculum, giving you a head start to a legal career in industry.




Degree Requirements

Students must successfully complete 86 units of study while maintaining academic good standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0) to earn the J.D. degree and graduate. A minimum of 6 credit hours of experiential learning are required. The first four semesters provide a strong, structured foundation. During the next two years students tailor their courses, experiential learning, and course delivery to meet their goals and interests.


You’ve decided to join us at Santa Clara Law. We believe you’ve made a smart decision to invest in your future as a lawyer who leads, and we’ll help you every step of the way. From applying to registering for classes to finding the right career opportunities when graduation approaches, we’re here to help. Please contact an admissions counselor for more information about attending Santa Clara Law.



Learning Experience

Our program is designed to provide you with a learning experience that blends the best of our traditional campus-based education with the unique opportunities presented by online learning.


Sample Schedules

All dates are inclusive. Dates are subject to change.



All dates are inclusive. Dates are subject to change.