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Curriculum Overview

Part-Time Evening Students

First Year

Fall
Contracts I
Torts I
Professional & Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.)
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis (LWRA) 1
Total Credits: 9
Spring
Contracts II
Torts II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Total Credits: 9
Summer
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Criminal Law
Total Credits: 5-6

Second Year

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

Fall
Civil Procedures I
Real Property I
Criminal Procedure
Total Credits: 9
Spring
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Civil Procedures II
Real Property II
Total Credits: 8-11
Summer
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Total Credits: 5-6

Third Year

Fall
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Business Organizations
Constitutional Law I
Evidence I
Total Credits: 8-11
Spring
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Constitutional Law II
Evidence II
Total Credits: 8-11
Summer
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Professional Responsibility
Total Credits: 2-6

Fourth Year

During the spring, students should have completed all required courses and may take up to 11 credits in electives.

Fall
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Remedies
Sales & Secured Transactions
Total Credits: 9-11
Spring
Elective(s) and/or Writing*
Total Credits: 7-11

 

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. Part-time students must therefore take an upper-division writing course in two out of their final three years. Students may take additional writing courses to fulfill other elective requirements.