Curricular Structure

The J.D. program can be completed in 3 academic years on a full-time basis, or 4 academic years on a part-time basis.  Our part-time program is structured as an evening division:  Students in our evening division take classes 3 to 4 nights a week, Monday through Thursday, with classes meeting between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m..  Neither the full-time nor part-time programs require summer classes, but summer classes are offered, both on-campus and through our summer study-abroad options.

 

Full-Time Curriculum | Part-Time Evening Curriculum

Full-Time Curriculum

First Year

  • Fall Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • LAW 6003
  • Legal Research & Writing I
  • 1
  • LAW 6005
  • Contracts
  • 5
  • LAW 6008
  • Torts I
  • 4
  • LAW 6009
  • Civil Procedure
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 15
  •  
  • Spring Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • LAW 6004
  • Legal Research & Writing II
  • 2
  • LAW 6014
  • Criminal Law
  • 3
  • LAW 6015
  • Constitutional Law
  • 5
  • LAW 6016
  • Property
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 15
  •  

Second Year

  • Fall Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • CORP 7131
  • Business Associations
  • 4
  • TAXN 7112
    PRMD 7201
    • Federal Income Taxation or
      Evidence
  • 3
    3
  •  
  • Electives
  • 5 - 9
  • Spring Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • PRMD 7201
    TAXN 7112
  • Evidence or
    Federal INcome Taxation

  • 3
    3
  •  
  • Electives
  • 9-13

Third Year

  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  •  
  • Electives
  • 24 - 32
  •  


CREDITS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE: 85 (88 credits beginning with the Fall 2009 entering class)

Note 1: Appellate Advocacy can be taken at any time after first year and before the student's final year. Appellate Advocacy is a pre or co-requisite for students who compete in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition or any interscholastic moot court competition.
 
Note 2: Persuasion and Advocacy can be taken at any time after spring semester of first year.
 
Note 3:
Professional Responsibility can be taken at any time after spring semester of first year.
 
Note 4: Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) can be taken any time after the second year after Appellate Advocacy and (ideally) prior to the final semester.
 
Note 5: For students who are members of journals, their comment generally satisfies the AWR requirement.
 
Note 6: Both Persuasion and Advocacy and Professional Responsibility are prerequisites for participation in clinics in a student's final year.
 
In addition to the above, students must satisfy the Law School's Residency Requirements.
 


Part-Time Evening Curriculum

First Year

  • Fall Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • LAW 6001
  • Civil Procedure I
  • 3
  • LAW 6003
  • Legal Research & Writing I
  • 1
  • LAW 6006
  • Contracts I
  • 3
  • LAW 6010
  • Property I
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 10
  •  
  • Spring Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • LAW 6002
  • Civil Procedure II
  • 2
  • LAW 6004
  • Legal Research & Writing II
  • 2
  • LAW 6007
  • Contracts II
  • 2
  • LAW 6011
  • Property II
  • 2
  • LAW 6014
  • Criminal Law
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 11
  •  

Second Year

  • Fall Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • LAW 6012
  • Constitutional Law I
  • 2
  • TAXN 7112
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • 3
  •  
  •  Electives
  • 3 - 6
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 10 - 11
  •  
  • Spring Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • CORP 7131
  • Business Associations
  • 4
  • LAW 6008
  • Torts I
  • 4
  • LAW 6013
  • Constitutional Law II
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 11
  •  

Third Year

  • Fall Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  • PRMD 7201
  • Evidence
  • 3
  •  
  • Electives
  • 5 - 8
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 8 - 11
  •  
  • Spring Term
  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  •  
  • Electives
  • 8 - 11
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 8 - 11
  •  

Fourth Year

  •  
  •  
  • Credits
  •  
  • Electives
  • 16 - 23
  •  
  •  
  • Total Credits: 16 - 23
  •  

CREDITS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE: 85 (88 credits beginning with the Fall 2009 entering class)

Note 1: Students entering Fall 2010 will take Federal Income Taxation in Fall 2012.

Note 2: Appellate Advocacy can be taken at any time after first year and before the student's final year. Appellate Advocacy is a pre or co-requisite for students who compete in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition or any interscholastic moot court competition.
 
Note 3: Persuasion and Advocacy can be taken at any time after first year.

Note 4: Professional Responsibility can be taken at any time after the spring semester of first year.
 
Note 5: Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) can be taken any time after the second year after Appellate Advocacy and (ideally) prior to the final semester.
 
Note 6: For students who are members of journals, their comment generally satisfies the AWR requirement.
 
Note 7: Both Persuasion and Advocacy and Professional Responsibility are prerequisites for participation in clinics in a student's final year.
 
In addition to the above, students must satisfy the Law School's Residency Requirements.

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