Curriculum Overview for Students in the Full-Time Program

Course sequencing for required courses can be found below. The Office of the Registrar will register first-year students into their required courses for their first academic year.  Upper-class students are responsible for ensuring that they register for the necessary courses and credit hours, including elective course credit, although the Office of the Registrar may pre-register students into required courses on occasion. Required courses are scheduled during the day.

All students are responsible for complying with all graduation requirements, which can be found here: J.D. Requirements.

Full-Time Students Admitted for Fall Start

Students will be assigned and registered in the following courses during their first year of classes:

First Semester (fall)
Civil Procedure 13 credits
Contracts I3 credits
Torts I3 credits
Property I3 credits
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I3 credits
Second Semester (spring)
Civil Procedure II3 credits
Contracts II3 credits
Torts II3 credits
Property II3 credits
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II3 credits
Academic Skills1 credit

Upper-class students are responsible for ensuring that they register for the necessary courses and credit hours, including elective course credit, although the Office of the Registrar may pre-register students into required courses on occasion.

Third Semester (fall)
Constitutional Law I3 credits
Criminal Law3 credits
Evidence3 credits
Professional Responsibility2 credits
Legal Skills
[typically fall]
2 credits
Elective(s)
Fourth Semester (spring)
Constitutional Law II3 credits
Criminal Procedure3 credits
Business Associations4 credits
Elective(s)
Fifth Semester (fall)
Sales 3 credits
Wills, Trusts & Estates4 credits
Elective(s)
Sixth Semester (spring)
Bar Preparation Course (taken the semester before graduating)3 credits
Secured Transactions3 credits
Elective(s)

 

Full-Time Students Admitted for Spring Start

Students will be assigned and registered in the following courses during their first year of classes:

First Semester (spring)
Civil Procedure I3 credits
Contracts I3 credits
Torts I or Property I3 credits
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I3 credits
Criminal Law3 credits
Second Semester (Summer Standard Session -required)
Civil Procedure II3 credits
Contracts II3 credits
Torts II or Property II3 credits
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II3 credits
Academic Skills1 credit

Upper-class students are responsible for ensuring that they register for the necessary courses and credit hours, including elective course credit, although the Office of the Registrar may pre-register students into required courses on occasion.

Third Semester (fall)
Constitutional Law I3 credits
Torts I or Property I3 credits
Evidence3 credits
Professional Responsibility2 credits
Legal Skills [typically fall]2 credits
Elective(s)
Fourth Semester (spring)
Constitutional Law II3 credits
Torts II or Property II3 credits
Criminal Procedure3 credits
Business Associations4 credits
Elective(s)
Fifth Semester (fall)
Sales 3 credits
Wills, Trusts & Estates4 credits
Elective(s)
Sixth Semester (spring)
Bar Preparation Course (taken the semester before graduating)3 credits
Secured Transactions3 credits
Elective(s)

 

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