If you have any questions related to curriculum planning, that are not answered on
this page, please contact a faculty advisor as listed below.
A student may choose either full time-study (normally six semesters taken during the
day) or part-time study (normally eight semesters taken during alternating weekends,
along with out-of-class technology-assisted interactions with teachers and peers)
to obtain the Juris Doctor degree. A transfer between the two divisions is subject
to permission of the Dean of Students and must be applied for in writing.
Students should consult the academic bulletin in planning curricula. Care must be
taken to meet residency requirements and to follow ABA and Law School rules and regulations
on writing requirements, maximum and minimum credit loads, restrictions on employment
The first year and a half in the full-time division or two years in the part-time
division have a curriculum which is predominantly mandatory. These classes are the
foundation for later electives, seminars and clinical work. Upperclass students have
wide latitude in program planning, and many focus their studies in particular fields.
J.D. Curriculum Requirements
Full-Time Day and Weekend curriculum charts list required courses and the semester
in which they must be taken. The curriculum has changed and students can access their
specific curriculum by selecting one of the following.
The law school has three formal "concentrations" (Health Law, Intellectual Property,
and Compliance.) Select one of the following to learn more and remember to check for
detailed instructions in registration materials distributed to students in the fall
and spring semesters.
First class assignments will be available on the Blackboard Course System which is
accessible via student's LawNet (PirateNet) account. If professor chooses to post
a first class assignment, it will be listed within each student's individual course
Students should check their course(s) periodically for first class assignment(s), but should keep in mind that a first class assignment will only be available if
the professor(s) choose to post one for his/her course.
If you have any questions regarding first class assignments, please contact Enrollment
Services at 973-642-8460.
When a professor must cancel a particular class students will be notified as soon
as possible prior to the session, either during a prior class if the cancellation
is anticipated, or via email if the cancellation is unexpected.
If you are uncertain as to whether a session has been cancelled, please visit or contact
Enrollment Services at 973-642-8460.