Master Curriculum List

The curriculum breakdowns listed below by academic year (E.G. 2020-2021, 2021-2022) show the required courses that a student of a particular year in law school (1L, 2L, 3L or 4L) would take each semester during the given academic year. The courses for full-time students, part-time evening students and students seeking the Criminal Justice Certificate are shown in separate breakdowns for each academic year.

For complete details on all graduation requirements, please consult an updated version of the Dean’s Office Regulations in the Student Handbook.

Have questions about the curriculum? Contact the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. If you have questions specifically about the Criminal Justice Certificate, please contact Professor Jonathan Rapping.

Full-Time Curriculum: Fall 2022-Spring 2023


First year, Spring Semester: Students will take one of courses offered as “1L electives” as their fifth course in the
spring. Registration will generally be determined by student preference, but size limits on the enrollment for those
courses may mean some students do not receive their first preference. Additionally, students who are still struggling
to adapt to the requirements of law school (as measured by first semester GPA) will be registered into the Legal
Methods 1L elective.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Methods
or
Electives
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Real Property
Business Organizations
Electives
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
12-16 Credits12-16 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Skills
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Mastering Legal Principles II
Electives
Electives
11-15 Credits14-18 Credits

Part-Time Evening Curriculum: Fall 2022-Summer 2023


First Year, Spring Semester: Students who are still struggling to adapt to the requirements of law school (as
measured by first semester GPA) will be registered into the Legal Methods course, instead of Contracts II which they
will take during the following fall semester.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
or
Legal Methods
Criminal Law
Torts I
Torts II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
10 Credits9 Credits3 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Electives
Criminal Procedure
Real Property
Contracts II
or
Electives
Georgia Practice & Procedure
11-12 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Business Organizations
Evidence
Electives
Electives
Mastering Legal Principles I
8-11 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
Mastering Legal Principles II
Mastering Legal Skills
Electives
Electives
7-11 Credits7-11 Credits

Full-Time Criminal Justice Certificate Curriculum: Fall 2022-Spring 2023


First year, Spring Semester: Students will take one of courses offered as “1L electives” as their fifth course in the
spring. Registration will generally be determined by student preference, but size limits on the enrollment for those
courses may mean some students do not receive their first preference. Additionally, students who are still struggling
to adapt to the requirements of law school (as measured by first semester GPA) will be registered into the Legal
Methods 1L elective.
Second year, Spring Semester: Students interested in the Certificate should inform Professor Rapping of their
interest prior to the start of the semester. Students expressing interest may then be able to take their section of
Criminal Procedure from Professor Rapping. Which professor a student takes Criminal Procedure from is not a
Certificate requirement, but topics discussed in Professor Rapping’s section may overlap with discussions in later
Certificate courses.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Methods
or
Electives
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Real Property
Business Organizations
Electives
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
12-16 Credits12-16 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Skills
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Mastering Legal Principles II
Criminal Justice Lawyering
Criminal Pre-Trial Advocacy
Criminal Trial Advocacy
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Electives
13 Credits14-17 Credits

Full-Time Curriculum: Fall 2021-Spring 2022


First year, Spring Semester: Students will take one of courses offered as “1L electives” as their fifth course in the
spring. Registration will generally be determined by student preference, but size limits on the enrollment for those
courses may mean some students do not receive their first preference. Additionally, students who are still struggling
to adapt to the requirements of law school (as measured by first semester GPA) will be registered into the Legal
Methods 1L elective.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Methods
or
Electives
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Constitutional Law II
Constitutional Law I
Criminal Procedure
Evidence
Mastering Legal Principles I
Business Organizations
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
or
Electives
15 Credits12-16 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Remedies
Mastering Legal Principles II
Mastering Legal Skills
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Electives
Electives
12-18 Credits12-16 Credits

Part-Time Evening Curriculum: Fall 2021-Summer 2022


First Year, Spring Semester: Students who are still struggling to adapt to the requirements of law school (as
measured by first semester GPA) will be registered into the Legal Methods course, instead of Contracts II which they
will take during the following fall semester.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
or
Legal Methods
Criminal Law
Torts I
Torts II
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
10 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Required Elective
Real Property
Criminal Procedure
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
or
Electives
Electives
9-10 Credits8-9 Credits5-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Criminal Procedure
Business Organizations
Electives
Evidence
Mastering Legal Principles I
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Electives
11 Credits9-11 Credits5-6 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
Mastering Legal Principles II
Mastering Legal Skills
Electives
Remedies
Electives
9-11 Credits8-11 Credits

Full-Time Criminal Justice Certificate Curriculum: Fall 2021-Spring 2022


First year, Spring Semester: Students will take one of courses offered as “1L electives” as their fifth course in the
spring. Registration will generally be determined by student preference, but size limits on the enrollment for those
courses may mean some students do not receive their first preference. Additionally, students who are still struggling
to adapt to the requirements of law school (as measured by first semester GPA) will be registered into the Legal
Methods 1L elective.
Second year, Spring Semester: Students interested in the Certificate should inform Professor Rapping of their
interest prior to the start of the semester. Students expressing interest may then be able to take their section of
Criminal Procedure from Professor Rapping. Which professor a student takes Criminal Procedure from is not a
Certificate requirement, but topics discussed in Professor Rapping’s section may overlap with discussions in later
Certificate courses.
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Methods
or
Electives
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Constitutional Law II
Constitutional Law I
Criminal Procedure
Evidence
Mastering Legal Principles I
Business Organizations
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
or
Electives
15 Credits12-16 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Criminal Trial Advocacy
Criminal Pre-Trial Advocacy
Mastering Legal Skills
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Remedies
Criminal Justice Lawyering
Electives
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Mastering Legal Principles II
16 Credits12-16 Credits

Full-Time Curriculum: Fall 2020-Spring 2021


First Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Legal Methods (3 credit elective) in the spring of their first year.

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

Total Credits = 88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
Legal Methods
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Constitutional Law II
Constitutional Law I
Business Organizations
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
Electives
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
15 Credits15 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles II
Mastering Legal Skills
Remedies
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Electives
Electives
Electives
Electives
Electives
14 Credits12 Credits

Part-Time Evening Curriculum: Fall 2020-Summer 2021


First Year: Students in the bottom half of the class may be required to take Legal Methods (3 credit elective) in the spring of their first year.

Part-time evening students in their second year during the 2020-2021 academic year will take Criminal Procedure in the Fall Semester of their Third Year, Fall of 2021.

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.

Total Credits =88
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
Torts I
Torts II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
Legal Methods
10 Credits9 Credits3 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Electives
Real Property I
Real Property II
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
9 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Evidence
Business Organizations
Electives
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
Electives
9 Credits11 Credits4-5 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles II
Electives
Remedies
Electives
Electives
Electives
9 Credits9-11 Credits

Full-Time Criminal Justice Certificate Curriculum: Fall 2020-Spring 2021


The Criminal Justice Certificate 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.

To complete the program, students must complete 300 hours of approved field work and take a CJCP workshop that is not for credit during their third year.

Program questions and application information may be directed to Professor Jonathan Rapping, Program Director

Total Credits: 90-92
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Foundations/Academic Lab
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Law I
Business Organizations
Evidence
Constitutional Law II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
15 Credits15 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles II
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Advanced Evidence
Mastering Legal Skills
Business Organizations
Criminal Pre-Trial Advocacy
Criminal Trial Advocacy
Electives
Remedies
Electives
Electives
11-13 Credits15 Credits

Full-Time Curriculum: Fall 2019-Spring 2020


These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating August of 2019 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 learning after completing their first year.

Total Credits = 89
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Methods
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Constitutional Law II
Constitutional Law I
Business Organizations
Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
Electives
15 Credits15 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles II
Mastering Legal Skills
Remedies
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Electives
Electives
Electives
Electives
Electives
Electives
12 Credits14 Credits

Part-Time Evening Curriculum: Fall 2019-Summer 2020


These curriculum sequences will apply to students matriculating August of 2019 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.

Total Credits = 93-99
FIRST YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Contracts I
Contracts II
Criminal Law
Torts I
Torts II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Methods
10 Credits9 Credits3 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Criminal Procedure
Real Property I
Real Property II
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
Criminal Procedure
Electives
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
9 Credits9 Credits3-6 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpringSummer
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Professional Responsibility
Evidence
Business Organizations
Electives
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
Electives
9 Credits11 Credits4-5 Credits
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
Mastering Legal Skills
Mastering Legal Principles II
Electives
Remedies
Electives
Electives
Electives
9 Credits9-11 Credits

Full-Time Criminal Justice Certificate Curriculum: Fall 2019-Spring 2020


The Criminal Justice Certificate 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.

To complete the program, students must complete 300 hours of approved field work and take a CJCP workshop that is not for credit during their third year.

Program questions and application information may be directed to Professor Jonathan Rapping, Program Director

Total Credits: 90-92
FIRST YEAR
FallSpring
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Torts I
Torts II
Criminal Law
Real Property I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis II
16 Credits15 Credits
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
Real Property II
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Law I
Criminal Justice Lawyering
Evidence
Constitutional Law II
Legal Writing, Research & Analysis III
Mastering Legal Principles I
Electives
16 Credits15 Credits
THIRD YEAR
FallSpring
Professional Responsibility
Mastering Legal Principles II
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Advanced Evidence
Mastering Legal Skills
Business Organizations
Criminal Pre-Trial Advocacy
Criminal Trial Advocacy
Electives
Remedies
Electives
Electives
11-13 Credits15 Credits