Curriculum Overview for Students in the Part-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.

**Students are advised that scheduling flexibility is not unlimited and that there will be certain instances where part-time students will need to arrange their personal and work schedules to attend certain required courses and other graduation requirements when the school schedules those courses and requirements.

During the semesters in which the Academic Skills Course [1 credit], the Legal Skills Course [2 credits], Business Associations [4 credits], or Wills, Trusts & Estates [4 credits] is taken, a part-time student may register for a total semester course load of 13 credit hours without any additional tuition charge.

Part-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
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I3 credits
Second Semester (spring)
Civil Procedure II3 credits
Contracts 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)
Torts I3 credits
Property I3 credits
Constitutional Law I3 credits
Professional Responsibility2 credits
Legal Skills [typically fall]2 credits
Fourth Semester (spring)
Torts II3 credits
Property II3 credits
Constitutional Law II3 credits
Criminal Law or Criminal Procedure3 credits
Fifth Semester (fall)
Evidence3 credits
Criminal Law or Criminal Procedure3 credits
Sales 3 credits
Elective(s)
Sixth Semester (spring)
Business Associations4 credits
Elective(s)
Seventh Semester (fall)
Wills, Trusts & Estates4 credits
Elective(s)
Eighth Semester (spring)
Bar Preparation Course (taken the semester before graduating)3 credits
Secured Transactions3 credits
Elective(s)

Part-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
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I3 credits
Second Semester (Summer Standard Session - required)
Civil Procedure II3 credits
Contracts 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)
Torts I3 credits
Property I3 credits
Constitutional Law I3 credits
Professional Responsibility2 credits
Legal Skills [typically fall]2 credits
Fourth Semester (spring)
Torts II3 credits
Property II3 credits
Constitutional Law II3 credits
Criminal Law or Criminal Procedure3 credits
Fifth Semester (fall)
Evidence3 credits
Criminal Law or Criminal Procedure3 credits
Sales 3 credits
Elective(s)
Sixth Semester (spring)
Business Associations4 credits
Elective(s)
Seventh Semester (fall)
Wills, Trusts & Estates4 credits
Elective(s)
Eighth Semester (spring)
Bar Preparation Course (taken the semester before graduating)3 credits
Secured Transactions3 credits
Elective(s)

 

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