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J.D. Curriculum Requirements   


Full-Time Day, Evening and Part-Time Day curriculum charts list required courses and the semester in which they must be taken. 

Graduating Classes of 2015 & 2016
FULL-TIME DAY Curriculum EVENING Curriculum PART-TIME DAY Curriculum

 

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.


 

 

 

All students are required to successfully complete the following courses in order to graduate. In addition, students must complete the Advanced Legal Writing.

  1. Appellate Advocacy - MTCT 7151
  2. Business Associations - CORP 7131
  3. Civil Procedure I and II - LAW 6001, 6002
  4. Constitutional Law - LAW 6015(daystudents)
  5. Constitutional Law I and II - LAW 6012, 6013(evening students)
  6. Contracts - LAW 6005(day students)
  7. Contracts I and II - LAW 6006, 6007 (evening students)
  1. Criminal Law -LAW 6014
  2. Evidence - PRMD 7201
  3. Federal Income Taxation - TAXN 7112
  4. Legal Research and Writing I and II - LAW 6003, 6004
  5. Persuasion and Advocacy - PRMD 8210
  6. Professional Responsibility - HIPH 7504 or Professional Responsibility for the Corporate Lawyer - HIPH 7507
  7. Property I and II - LAW 6010, 6011
  8. Torts I - LAW 6008