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School of Law

Full-Time JD First-Year Required Courses

JD Required

This course focuses on persuasive written and oral communication skills which are necessary for critical analysis and the competent representation of all clients. Students will explore all sides of an argument, provide evaluations of the merits of particular cases, and persuade the reader/listener of the student's position. Pre-requisites: successful completion of Legal Writing I and II. (Brendel, Becker and the Advocacy faculty)

JD Required
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This course is a JD Required Course and counts as a Bar Course. An introduction to and analysis of the concepts and doctrines that govern the procedure followed in civil litigation. Jurisdiction, choice of law (Erie), pre-trial, trial and appellate procedure are discussed. Emphasis is placed on practice in the federal trial courts. (Ho, Kaufman, Michael, Tsesis, Waller)

JD Required Course

Bar Course

An introduction to the United States Constitution. Subjects include the role of the United States Supreme Court, federalism, and separation of powers. Particular attention is paid to judicial power and judicial review, national legislative power including commerce power, commerce clause limitations upon state power to regulate, and presidential power and authority in both international and domestic affairs. (Geraghty, Raphael, Shoenberger, Tsesis, Zimmer)

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JD Required Course

An analysis of the formation, transfer and termination of contract rights and duties, and the legal and equitable remedies available upon breach of contract. (Breen, Cooper, Haney, Moses, Williams)

JD Required 
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This course introduces the elements of crime by teaching principles that apply to many crimes. These principles include the nature of criminal acts and of criminal fault, as well as defenses such as self-protection. Homicide and other specific crimes may also be discussed, as may theories of punishment. The primary materials are statutes -- in particular, the Model Penal Code and/or the Illinois Criminal Code.

JD Required

Students read and analyze legal authority and learn how to apply the legal authorities to particular fact situations. Through a series of legal memoranda writing assignments, students develop their analytical and writing skills. Students are taught legal research methods through written exercises, research memos, and lectures. Second semester, the course builds on the basic writing, analysis, and research skills students have learned first semester and introduces persuasive writing skills. Students also learn how to present an oral argument to the court. Computerized research techniques are included in the course. In order to provide significant opportunities for instructor feedback, the first-year writing classes are organized into sections of approximately twelve students. Each section is staffed by both a legal writing instructor and a student tutor. (Brendel, Becker and the Legal Writing Faculty)

JD Required

Students read and analyze legal authority and learn how to apply the legal authorities to particular fact situations. Through a series of legal memoranda writing assignments, students develop their analytical and writing skills. Students are taught legal research methods through written exercises, research memos, and lectures. Second semester, the course builds on the basic writing, analysis, and research skills students have learned first semester and introduces persuasive writing skills. Students also learn how to present an oral argument to the court. Computerized research techniques are included in the course. In order to provide significant opportunities for instructor feedback, the first-year writing classes are organized into sections of approximately twelve students. Each section is staffed by both a legal writing instructor and a student tutor. (Brendel, Perlin and the Legal Writing Faculty)

JD Required

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A study of interests in land and personal property emphasizing the modern law of donative transfers, and estates and future interests, cotenancy, conveyancing, and land title assurance. Some coverage of landlord and tenant, and public and private control of land use may be included. (McCormack, Rose, Sag)

JD Required 

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A basic course in the substantive law governing compensation for injuries to property and to the person. Considered are intentional wrongs, negligence, malpractice, products liability and strict liability; invasions of personal integrity and emotional well-being; injury to tangible and intangible rights in property; liability insurance and alternatives; and damages. Other risk-bearing alternatives are considered and contrasted with the traditional common law theories. (Appel, Cooper, Frischmann, Locke, Sawicki)

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