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Curriculum

Requirements for the JD Degree

Requirements Credit Hours
11 First-Year Required Courses 32
4 Upper-Level Required Courses 14
Academic Advising Menu: Substance (must take 4 from list of approved Substance Menu courses) 10 to 12
Academic Advising Menu: Experiential Education (must take 6 credits from list of approved Experiential Education Menu courses) 6
Intensive Bar Preparation Courses: Students matriculating in Fall 2017 and after with a cumulative GPA below 2.900 at the end of the first year must take all 3 courses 9 to 11
1 Course to Fulfill Senior Writing Requirement 3 to 5
Total Credits Needed for Degree 90

Other Requirements

  • Passing Grade of 1.8 in all courses (students matriculating in Fall 2017 and after)
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.300 or above AND cumulative GPA of 2.300 or above in third-year of law school

Current Curricular Offerings

Current curricular offerings, for the purposes of ABA Standard 509(c), are only courses offered in the current and past two academic years.

Occasional curricular offerings are designated by an asterisk (*).

Course ID Credit
Hours
Course Title
*LAW 518 2 to 3 Accounting for Lawyers
LAW 533 3 Administrative Law
LAW 638 3 Advanced Appellate Advocacy
LAW 571 1 to 2 Advanced Appellate Moot Court
LAW 508 1 Advanced Electronic Legal Research
*LAW 650 3 Advanced Environmental Litigation
LAW 639 2 or 3 Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies
*LAW 676 1 to 3 Advanced Legal Clinic
LAW 574 1 to 2 Advanced Mock Trial
*LAW 524 3 Advanced Real Estate Transactions
LAW 636 2 Advanced Torts
*LAW 637 3 or 4 Advanced Trial Advocacy
LAW 527 2 or 3 Agency and Partnership
LAW 560 2 or 3 Agricultural Law
LAW 640 3 Alternative Dispute Resolution
*LAW 565 3 Antitrust
LAW 577 3 Bankruptcy
*LAW 526 3 Basic Estate Planning
LAW 598 3 Bioethics and the Law
LAW 506 1 Business Boot Camp
LAW 554 3 or 4 Business Organizations
*LAW 586 3 Business Planning
*LAW 549 2 Children and the Law
LAW 673 1 to 6 Civil Practice Clinic
LAW 505 3 Civil Procedure I
LAW 535 3 Civil Procedure II
LAW 619 2 or 3 Civil Rights
LAW 570 2 or 3 Client Interviewing and Counseling
LAW 543 3 Conflict of Laws
LAW 509 4 Constitutional Law
LAW 519 2 or 3 Constitutional Law: Advanced Topics
*LAW 584 2 or 3 Consumer Protection
LAW 511 3 Contracts I
LAW 512 3 Contracts II
LAW 562 3 Copyright Law
LAW 514 3 Corporate Taxation
LAW 528 3 Corporations
LAW 516 3 Criminal Law
LAW 594 3 Criminal Procedure: Post Investigations
LAW 529 3 Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial
LAW 609 1 to 3 Current Developments in American Law
LAW 608 1 to 3 Current Developments in International Law
LAW 600 3 Disability Law
LAW 674 1 to 6 Domestic Violence Clinic
LAW 575 3 to 4 Electronic Discovery
LAW 620 3 Employment Discrimination
LAW 622 3 Employment Law
LAW 548 3 Environmental Law
LAW 536 4 Evidence
LAW 540 3 Family Law
*LAW 546 3 Federal Business Taxation
LAW 534 2 or 3 Federal Courts
LAW 525 3 or 4 Federal Income Taxation
LAW 601 2 or 3 First Amendment Rights
LAW 624 2 or 3 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
*LAW 662 3 Health Care Legislation
LAW 596 3 Health Policy Law
LAW 593 3 Immigration Law
LAW 593C 1 Immigration Law Practice Experience
LAW 595 1 to 6 Independent Research and Writing
LAW 556 2 or 3 Insurance Law
LAW 630 3 Intellectual Property
LAW 633 3 Intellectual Property and Commercialization
LAW 559 3 International Business Transactions
LAW 606 3 International Criminal Law
LAW 558 3 International Law
LAW 517A 4 Introduction to Commercial Law
*LAW 539 3 Introduction to Transactional Skills
LAW 672 2 to 6 Judicial Externship
*LAW 557 2 or 3 Jurisprudence
LAW 677 1 to 6 Juvenile Justice Clinic
LAW 553 3 Labor Law
*LAW 579 3 Land Use Planning
*LAW 629 2 or 3 Law and the Arts
LAW 573 1 to 2 Law Journal
LAW 587 2 or 3 Law Practice Management
LAW 503A 3 Lawyering Skills I
LAW 504A 3 Lawyering Skills II
LAW 602 1 to 3 Legal Globalization and Comparative Law
LAW 580 3 Legal Profession
LAW 513A 3 Legislative and Administrative Process
LAW 589 2 or 3 Mediation Skills
LAW 597C 1 Medical Malpractice Clinical Rotation
LAW 597 3 Medical Malpractice Law
LAW 552 2 or 3 Mental Health Law
LAW 651 3 Natural Resources Law
LAW 642 3 Negotiation
LAW 515 3 Partnership Taxation
LAW 563 3 Patent Law
LAW 521 3 Pre-Trial Advocacy
LAW 542 3 Privacy Law
*LAW 591 3 Products Liability
LAW 501A 0.5 Professionalism and the Law I
LAW 501B 0.5 Professionalism and the Law II
LAW 522 3 Property I
LAW 523 3 Property II
LAW 668 3 Public Health Law
LAW 675 1 to 6 Public Interest Externship
*LAW 667 3 Regulation of Health Care Providers
LAW 555 3 Remedies
LAW 550 2 or 3 Securities Regulation
LAW 590 3 Senior Writing Seminar
LAW 618 3 Sentencing Law
LAW 583 2 or 3 Sports Law
LAW 585 3 State and Local Government
LAW 502 4 Torts
LAW 634 3 Trademarks and Unfair Competition
LAW 537 3 Trial Advocacy
LAW 531 3 or 4 Trusts and Estates
LAW 690 1 to 18 Visiting Student Program
LAW 568 3 Water Law
LAW 605 3 White Collar Crime
LAW 627 1 Women in Leadership Workshop
LAW 607 3 Workers’ Compensation