Required Courses for Students who entered in August 2014 and thereafter

The following courses are required:

First-Year courses:

      • Contracts I & II;
      • Property I & II;
      • Torts I & II;
      • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I & II;
      • Civil Procedure I & II.

Upper-Level courses:

    • Business Associations;
    • Commercial Law;
    • Constitutional Law I & II;
    • Criminal Law;
    • Criminal Procedure;
    • Evidence;
    • Professional Responsibility;
    • Secured Transactions;
    • Wills, Trusts & Estates; and
    • Critical Practice Skills III.
  • Other course requirements:
  • The registration material for each semester or session will designate courses which satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement, the Skills Requirement, and the Drafting Requirement.  Each of these requirements is separate from one another and must be satisfied by separate courses.

At-Risk Students

For students who, entering their last semester of law school, fall into two out of the three categories deemed statistically “at-risk” for bar passage, the Bar Preparation Course is required.

  • The three categories are:  (1) LSAT below 148; (2) 1L GPA below 2.4; and, (3) cumulative GPA below 2.7.

 

For Students Matriculating on or after August 2017

Students are required to successfully complete the Bar Preparation Course prior to graduation. Full-time students receiving the distinction of Presidential Scholar after successfully completing thirty (30) credit hours or part-time students receiving the distinction of Presidential Scholar after the successful completion of three (3) semesters are exempt from this requirement.