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Curriculum Overview

Full-Time Criminal Justice Students

First Year

Fall
Civil Procedure - HP
Torts - HP
Criminal Law - HP
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Introduction to Criminal Justice I - HP
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
Total Credits: 16
Spring
Contracts - HP
Real Property - HP
Criminal Procedure - HP
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Introduction to Criminal Justice II - HP
Total Credits: 16

Second Year

Students in the bottom half of the class (the entire J.D. and Honors Program class) are required to take Analytical Methods (2 credits, that count toward graduation as elective credits) in the fall semester.

Fall
Elective or Writing*
Business Organizations
Constitutional Law I
Evidence
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Total Credits: 15-16
Spring
Electives
Constitutional Law II
Integrated Criminal Practice
Advanced Evidence
Total Credits: 14-16

Third Year

Fall
Electives
Professional Responsibility
Criminal Law Ethics
Externship
Total Credits: 12-16
Spring
Electives
Pretrial Practice & Procedure
Criminal Law Ethics
Externship
Total Credits: 12-14

Upper Division Writing

For the Honors Program, students complete a rigorous writing component during their 2L spring semester in the Integrated Criminal Practice course. Because of that writing component, students in the Honors Program are required to take only one upper division writing course. The two upper division writing courses currently approved for students in the Honors Program are Advanced Appellate Advocacy and Criminal Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure.