Master Curriculum List

The curriculum breakdown for the current entry year is listed below in a drop-down format by program. Additional entry year curriculum information is listed by program and year at the bottom of the page.

Have questions about the curriculum? Contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Full-Time Curriculum: Fall 2017


These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating August of 2017 and later.

Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the fall of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 credits of experiential courses after completing their first year.

Changes to the Externship Program effective Spring 2018 semester:

(a) Eligibility. In order to enroll in either a clinic or the Externship Program a student must have satisfactorily completed 45 credit hours (including all first year courses), be in good academic standing, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.30

(b) Externship Program. A student is limited to the number of externship credits as indicated in the following schedule:

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher may take up to a maximum of 9 externship credits. These credits may be taken in one semester or over a period of semesters, including the summer.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 -2.699 may take up to a maximum of 6 externship credits. These credits may be taken only during the summer session.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of under 2.3 are not eligible to take an externship.
Externship hours may be divided among multiple externships, subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning. A student otherwise eligible to take an externship upon good cause may petition the Associate Dean of Academic Programs for permission to exceed the allowable number of externship credits.

Any questions or concerns regarding these changes should be directed to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Academic Lab
15 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Constitutional Law II
Constitutional Law I
Business Organizations
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Sales & Secured Transactions
Advanced Analytical Methods (Bottom 50%)
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
15 Credits15 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Mastering Legal Skills
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
14 Credits14 Credits


Accelerated Curriculum: Spring 2018


These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating January of 2018 and later.

Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the fall of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 credits of experiential courses after completing their first year.

You can finish without taking courses in the summer between your second and third year, provided you take 48 hours across your final three semesters.

Changes to the Externship Program effective Spring 2018 semester:

(a) Eligibility. In order to enroll in either a clinic or the Externship Program a student must have satisfactorily completed 45 credit hours (including all first year courses), be in good academic standing, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.30

(b) Externship Program. A student is limited to the number of externship credits as indicated in the following schedule:

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher may take up to a maximum of 9 externship credits. These credits may be taken in one semester or over a period of semesters, including the summer.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 -2.699 may take up to a maximum of 6 externship credits. These credits may be taken only during the summer session.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of under 2.3 are not eligible to take an externship.
Externship hours may be divided among multiple externships, subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning. A student otherwise eligible to take an externship upon good cause may petition the Associate Dean of Academic Programs for permission to exceed the allowable number of externship credits.

Any questions or concerns regarding these changes should be directed to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Real Property I
Torts II
Torts I
Legal Communication and Process
Academic Lab
15 Credits9 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Advanced Analytical Methods (Bottom 50%)
Criminal Law
Business Organizations
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Criminal Procedure
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Evidence
Sales & Secured Transactions
Real Property II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
16 Credits15 Credits5 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Mastering Legal Skills
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
14 Credits14 Credits


Part-Time Day Curriculum: Fall 2017


*This is the recommended sequence of courses for part-time day students. A few of the courses in this sequence (Criminal Law, Real Property I, Real Property II, Professional Responsibility, Sales & Secured Transactions) are offered only as evening sections in the listed semesters. Taking only sections offered in the day requires a slightly different course sequence.

These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating August of 2017 and later.

Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the summer of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 credits of experiential courses after completing their first year.

Changes to the Externship Program effective Spring 2018 semester:

(a) Eligibility. In order to enroll in either a clinic or the Externship Program a student must have satisfactorily completed 45 credit hours (including all first year courses), be in good academic standing, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.30

(b) Externship Program. A student is limited to the number of externship credits as indicated in the following schedule:

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher may take up to a maximum of 9 externship credits. These credits may be taken in one semester or over a period of semesters, including the summer.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 -2.699 may take up to a maximum of 6 externship credits. These credits may be taken only during the summer session.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of under 2.3 are not eligible to take an externship.
Externship hours may be divided among multiple externships, subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning. A student otherwise eligible to take an externship upon good cause may petition the Associate Dean of Academic Programs for permission to exceed the allowable number of externship credits.

Any questions or concerns regarding these changes should be directed to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
*
Torts I
Torts II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Academic Lab
9 Credits9 Credits5 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Advanced Analytical Methods (Bottom 50%)
Real Property I
*
Real Property II
*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Criminal Procedure
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9 Credits9 Credits4 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Evidence
Business Organizations
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
10 Credits9 Credits4 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
Remedies
Mastering Legal Principles
Sales & Secured Transactions
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Mastering Legal Skills
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9 Credits11 Credits


Part-Time Evening Curriculum: Fall 2017


These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating August of 2017 and later.

Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the summer of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 credits of experiential courses after completing their first year.

Changes to the Externship Program effective Spring 2018 semester:

(a) Eligibility. In order to enroll in either a clinic or the Externship Program a student must have satisfactorily completed 45 credit hours (including all first year courses), be in good academic standing, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.30

(b) Externship Program. A student is limited to the number of externship credits as indicated in the following schedule:

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher may take up to a maximum of 9 externship credits. These credits may be taken in one semester or over a period of semesters, including the summer.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 -2.699 may take up to a maximum of 6 externship credits. These credits may be taken only during the summer session.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of under 2.3 are not eligible to take an externship.
Externship hours may be divided among multiple externships, subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning. A student otherwise eligible to take an externship upon good cause may petition the Associate Dean of Academic Programs for permission to exceed the allowable number of externship credits.

Any questions or concerns regarding these changes should be directed to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
Torts I
Torts II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Academic Lab
9 Credits9 Credits5 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Advanced Analytical Methods (Bottom 50%)
Real Property I
Real Property II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Criminal Procedure
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9 Credits9 Credits4 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Business Organizations
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Constitutional Law I
Evidence II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Evidence I
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
10 Credits10 Credits4 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
Sales & Secured Transactions
Mastering Legal Principles
Mastering Legal Skills
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9 Credits10 Credits


The Criminal Justice Honors Program begins during the second year. Transfer students, as well as current first year AJMLS students are eligible to apply. Entering first year students are not eligible to apply. The first year curriculum may be referenced above under the Full-Time Curriculum.

Full-Time Criminal Justice Honors Curriculum: Fall 2017 and Fall 2018


First year students in the Criminal Justice Honors Program will take the same first year curriculum as regular full time J.D. students. Students accepted into the Program will also participate in a film and lecture series.

To graduate with the Criminal Justice Honors Program Degree, students must complete 300 hours in approved work in the field prior to graduation. This work can be completed in a for-credit externship, in a pro bono capacity, in a clerkship, or some combination thereof.

Changes to the Externship Program effective Spring 2018 semester:

(a) Eligibility. In order to enroll in either a clinic or the Externship Program a student must have satisfactorily completed 45 credit hours (including all first year courses), be in good academic standing, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.30

(b) Externship Program. A student is limited to the number of externship credits as indicated in the following schedule:

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher may take up to a maximum of 9 externship credits. These credits may be taken in one semester or over a period of semesters, including the summer.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 -2.699 may take up to a maximum of 6 externship credits. These credits may be taken only during the summer session.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of under 2.3 are not eligible to take an externship.
Externship hours may be divided among multiple externships, subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning. A student otherwise eligible to take an externship upon good cause may petition the Associate Dean of Academic Programs for permission to exceed the allowable number of externship credits.

Any questions or concerns regarding these changes should be directed to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Advanced Evidence
Constitutional Law I
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Evidence
Criminal Justice Lawyering
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Constitutional Law II
Criminal Procedure - HP
17 Credits12 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles
Remedies
Sales & Secured Transactions
Mastering Legal Skills
Criminal Law Ethics
Honors Externship
Business Organizations
Trial Advocacy
14 Credits15 Credits


Please note that the curriculum for pre-August 2016 matriculants was edited and adopted by the faculty on August 10, 2016. The edits were updated on the website September 7, 2017.

Full-Time Curriculum: Fall 2016


These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating August of 2016 and later.

Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the fall of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 hours of experiential courses after completing their first year.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
12 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Real Property II
Business Organizations
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Sales & Secured Transactions
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
13-16 Credits12-16 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Professional Responsibility
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
12-16 Credits12-16 Credits


Accelerated Curriculum: Spring 2017


Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the fall of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take on upper level writing course and 6 hours of experiential courses after completing their first year.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Real Property I
Legal Communication and Process
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
15 Credits9 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Business Organizations
Real Property II
Sales & Secured Transactions
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
16 Credits15-17 Credits0-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Professional Responsibility
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
12-16 Credits12-16 Credits


Full-Time Criminal Justice Honors Curriculum: Fall 2016


First year stuents in the Criminal Justice Honors Program will take the same first year curriculum as regular full time J.D. students. Students accepted into the Program will also participate in a film and lecture series.

To graduate with the Criminal Justice Honors Program Degree, students must complete 300 hors in approved work in the field prior to graduation. This work can be completed in a for-credit externship, in a pro bono capacity, in a clerkship, or some combination thereof.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
12 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Evidence
Advanced Evidence
Real Property II
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Criminal Justice Lawyering
Criminal Procedure - HP
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
16 Credits12-16 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles
Professional Responsibility
Business Organizations
Integrated Criminal Practice
Remedies
Honors Externship Class
Criminal Law Ethics
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Honors Externship Class
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
15 Credits12-16 Credits


Part-Time Day Curriculum: Fall 2016


Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the summer of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 hours of experiential courses after completing their first year.

*This is the recommended sequence of courses for part-time day students. A few of the courses in this sequence (Criminal Law, Real Property I, Real Property II, Professional Responsibility, Sales & Secured Transactions) are offered only as evening sections in the listed semesters. Taking only sections offered in the day requires a slightly different course sequence.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
*
Torts I
Torts II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
9 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Real Property I
*
Real Property II
*
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Criminal Procedure
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9-11 Credits9-11 Credits3-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Evidence
Business Organizations
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9-11 Credits8-11 Credits4-5 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Sales & Secured Transactions
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
8-11 Credits7-11 Credits


Part-Time Evening Curriculum: Fall 2016


Second Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credit elective) in the summer of their second year.

In addition to the listed required courses, students must take one upper level writing course and 6 hours of experiential courses after completing their first year.

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
Torts I
Torts II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Legal Communication and Process
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
9 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedures I
Civil Procedures II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Real Property I
Real Property II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Criminal Procedure
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
9-11 Credits9-11 Credits3-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Evidence I
Evidence II
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Business Organizations
Remedies
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
8-11 Credits7-11 Credits4-5 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles
Sales & Secured Transactions
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
8-11 Credits7-11 Credits


Full-Time Criminal Justice Honors Program: Fall 2014 & 2015 Entry

Full-Time Program: Fall 2015 Entry

Part-Time Evening Program: Before Fall 2016 Entry

Part-Time Day Program: Fall 2015 Entry

Accelerated Program: Spring 2016 Entry