All candidates for the degree of Juris Doctor must successfully complete a minimum of 86 semester hours and pass all required courses. Students complete a core curriculum consisting of Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, Property, a statutory/regulatory elective, and the year-long Lawyering Process program.
Day Division students take a January Inter-Term devoted to a unique Moot Court program, taught in sections of 12 to 16 students. Evening Students take Moot Court during the June term.
Full-time students complete the core curriculum during the first year; part-time Day Division students take one course less per semester during the first year. Evening Division students study Property, Constitutional Law, and the statutory/regulatory elective during their second year.
First-year full-time Day Division students take two semesters of 14 to 16 credits each, plus a three-credit Inter-Term; first-year Day part-time students take 13 credits per term and the three-credit Inter-Term; first-year part-time students take 9 to 10 credits each semester, plus a three-credit June term.
All students must complete an upperclass writing assignment and the required course in Legal Profession prior to graduation.
Upon completion of required course work, students select the remainder of their classes from electives.
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