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School of Law

Curriculum plans

During your time at the School of Law, you will have the opportunity to take a rich range of classes in both the day and evening divisions.

You will earn 87 credits before graduating taking an array of both required and elective courses. As a day student, your first year is structured. As an evening student your first two years are structured.  As an evening student, you can expect your first year evening classes generally to be scheduled between 5:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and your second year evening classes generally to be scheduled between 5:45 p.m. and 9:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  

Take a look at the curriculum plans to see what you can expect as a full-time day, part-time day, or evening student.

First Year Full Time Day

Fall Course Spring Course

Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Torts or Torts

Introduction to Advocacy

Contracts I

Contracts II

Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Civil Procedure I
or Civil Procedure I

Law in Context Course

Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Criminal Law
or Criminal Law

Property

 

Constitutional Law I

Total - 16 credits

Total - 16 credits

The Introduction to Lawyering Skills course will combine instruction on legal writing with a substantive course such as Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law or Civil Procedure I. The purpose of the ILS course is to teach legal writing skills within the context of a required first-year course. All students, regardless of the ILS course in which they are enrolled, will receive a similar legal writing experience.

First Year Part Time Day

Fall Course Spring Course

Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Civil Procedure I or Civil Procedure

Introduction to Advocacy

Contracts I

Contracts II

Criminal Law (optional) (or ILS/Criminal Law)

Law in Context Course

 

Constitutional Law I

Total - 9 or 12 credits

Total - 12 credits

As a part-time day student, you may take Criminal Law in the summer after the first year if it is offered and if there is space available. If these are not taken over the summer, you may take those courses in the fall. You must take Torts in the Fall of your second year, and Property in the spring of your second year.


First Year Evening (for students entering Fall 2013)*

Fall Course Spring Course

Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Civil Procedure I

Introduction to Advocacy

Contracts I

Contracts II

 

Torts

Total - 9 credits

Total - 9 credits

Second Year Evening*

Fall Course Spring Course

Constitutional Law I

Constitutional Law II

Criminal Law

Civil Procedure II

Law & Context course

Property

 

Elective

Total - 10 credits

Total - 12 credits

* Although there are variations in the schedule from semester to semester, the first year evening program schedules classes between 5:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and the second year evening program schedules classes between 5:45 p.m. and 9:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday.