In the summer session, students are required to take five to six credit hours in electives/upper division writing courses. Students in the bottom half of the class are required to take Advanced Analytical Methods during the summer session. Advanced Analytical Methods is a two credit-hour course that counts toward graduation as elective credits.
During the spring, students should have completed all required courses and may take up to 11 credits in electives.
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. Part-time students must take an upper-division writing course in two out of their final three years. The following courses fulfill the upper division writing requirement: Advanced Appellate Advocacy (2); Transactional Drafting (3); Trial Advocacy and Writing (3); ADR and Writing (3); Pretrial Practice and Procedure (2); Advanced Legal Writing (2), Seminar—Civil Liberties: Litigation (2); Seminar—Civil Liberties: Legislation (2); Legislative Drafting (2); and, International Criminal Law (3). Students may take additional writing courses to fulfill other elective requirements. Beginning with the Fall 2011 entering class, 1L’s are required to take and pass the non-credit course—Pathways to Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.). In addition, for the class beginning in Fall 2011, students in the bottom half of the class will be required to take and pass Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credits), in their 2L year. Beginning Fall 2012, all transfer students are required to take and pass Advanced Analytical Methods (2 credits).