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School of Law

Curriculum Guidelines

Scheduling Requirements

The following material is an overview of requirements and considerations for the first year of law school curriculum and for upper-level planning as well.

Part-Time | Full-Time

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

   Full-Time Students: Required and Recommended Courses
In their first year, full-time students are required to take substantive courses that provide the essential building blocks for the study and practice of law.  In addition, students will be given the opportunity to take an elective class in the spring of their first year.

 

First Year: Fall Semester
Civil Procedure (4)
Property (4)
Torts (4)
Legal Writing (2)
First Year: Spring Semester
Constitutional Law (4)
Contracts (4)
Criminal Law (3)
Legal Writing (2)
Perspective Elective (2 or 3)
Second Year: Fall Semester
Advocacy (2)
Requirements to be completed prior to graduation
Professional Responsibility (3)
Course(s) designated "Skills" (2)
Course(s) designated "Experiential" (2 or 6)*

 

*Students who entered the School of Law before the Fall of 2014 must complete at least two credits of experiential learning. Students entering the School of Law in 2014 or thereafter must complete at least 6 credits of experiential learning, only 3 of which can be completed through a comprehensive simulation.  Students may not satisfy this requirement by taking a class that is also taken to satisfy the "Skill" requirement or the "Perspective Elective" requirement.

The faculty also highly recommends that students enroll in the following core foundational courses as soon as practical in their law studies:

Moreover, the faculty also highly recommends that all students complete an additional experiential learning course beyond that already required for graduation.

   Part-Time Students: Required and Recommended Courses

Students enrolled in the part-time division have the same course requirements as full-time students, but take those courses over a more extended period of time.

 

First Year: Fall Semester

Civil Procedure (4)
Torts (4)
Legal Writing (2)

First Year: Spring Semester

Contracts (4)
Criminal Law (3)
Legal Writing (2)

Second  Year: Fall Semester

Property (4)
Advocacy (2)

Second Year: Spring Semester

Constitutional Law (4)

Requirements to be completed prior to graduation

Professional Responsibility (3)
Course(s) designated "Skills" (2)
Course(s) designated "Perspective" Elective (2 or 3)
Course(s) designated "Experiential" (2 or 6)

 

*Students who entered the School of Law before the Fall of 2014 must complete at least two credits of experiential learning. Students entering the School of Law in 2014 or thereafter must complete at least 6 credits of experiential learning, only 3 of which can be completed through a comprehensive simulation.  Students may not satisfy this requirement by taking a class that is also taken to satisfy the "Skill" requirement or the "Perspective Elective" requirement.

The faculty also highly recommends that students enroll in the following core foundational courses as soon as practical in their law studies:

Moreover, faculty also highly recommends that all students complete an additional experiential learning course beyond that already required for graduation.

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