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Curriculum Overview

Full-Time January/Spring Start (2016)

First Year

Spring
Civil Procedures I
Contracts I
Real Property I
Torts I
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Total Credits: 15
Summer
Civil Procedures II
Contracts II
Torts II
Total Credits: 9

Second Year

Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credits, that count toward graduation as elective credits) in the fall semester. If required, you will be notified in writing prior to the start of the semester.

If desired, students may opt to take summer courses between their second and third year to lighten their course load.

Fall
Real Property II
Constitutional Law I
Criminal Law
Evidence
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Total Credits: 16
Spring
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Business Organizations
Constitutional Law II
Criminal Procedure
Sales & Secured Transactions
Total Credits: *15-17

Third Year

Fall
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Professional Responsibility
Remedies
Total Credits: *15-17
Spring
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Total Credits: *15-17

 

 

*Enrollment in 17 credits requires prior approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Programs

TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 88 Credits

*After the first year of study, students take a minimum of 26 credits in elective courses. Also, after completing LWRA I & II, students must take a minimum of two upper division writing courses totaling at least five credits; these five credits must be taken over a two-year period. In other words, full-time students must take one upper-division writing course in their 2L year and another in their 3L year. Students may take additional writing courses to fulfill other elective requirements.

Full-Time January/Spring Start (2015)

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Full-Time January/Spring Start (2014)

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