Academics

We believe strongly in an academic program that integrates traditional and experiential learning. Our graduates understand the law, know how to apply it, and are prepared for the dynamic careers that await them.

A Boyd curriculum begins with the essentials, such as civil procedure, criminal law, contracts, constitutional law,  property, torts, and legal writing. In years two and three, the curriculum broadens, offering a rich array of elective courses such as environmental, immigration, real estate, or gaming law. Many of our students also participate in legal clinics, journals, and student organizations.

Learning by Doing

Service From the Start
A unique aspect of a Boyd education is an early focus on service learning. All first-year students participate in a community service program, directing informational workshops and providing legal information to those in need.

Roll Up Your Sleeves
From law journal, to clinics, to moot court competitions, Boyd offers many opportunities for gaining practical experience. We encourage our students to extend these opportunities beyond campus with an externship in the courts, legislature or government agency.

JD Programs
To meet the varying schedules of today’s busy professionals, we offer three JD programs:
Full-Time
Part-Time Day
Part-Time Evening

Dual Degrees
Students who wish to pursue concurrent degrees can choose from one of three options:
Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy in Education (JD/PhD)