Required JD Curriculum

Full-Time Day Program

Full-time students in the day program must take the following schedule in their first year: fall semester—Contracts I, Torts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure I, and Legal Research and Writing; spring semester—Contracts II, Property, Constitutional Law I, Civil Procedure II, and Introduction to Advocacy.

During the second or third year of study, all full-time program students must take Law 6218, Professional Responsibility and Ethics, and fulfill the legal writing requirement and the professional skills/experiential learning requirement. Students must enroll in coursework to fulfill these three requirements for a letter grade, except when journal participation is used to satisfy the legal writing requirement or a clinical course offered only on a non-letter grade basis is used to satisfy the professional skills/experiential learning requirement.


Part-Time (Evening) Program

Part-time (evening) program students must take the following schedule in their first and second years: first year, fall semester—Contracts I, Civil Procedure I, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing; first year, spring semester—Contracts II, Civil Procedure II, Torts, and Introduction to Advocacy; second year, fall semester—Property, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law I; second year, spring semester—electives.

Some required and elective courses may meet on Friday evenings or on weekend days in the fall and spring semesters.

During their second, third, or fourth year of study, all part-time (evening) program students are required to take Law 6218, Professional Responsibility and Ethics, and fulfill the legal writing requirement and the professional skills/experiential learning requirement. Students must enroll in coursework to fulfill these three requirements for a letter grade, except when journal participation is used to satisfy the legal writing requirement or a clinical course offered only on a non-letter grade basis is used to satisfy the skills requirement.