Sample Curriculum Plan

FT Day division sample program
   
Year One, Fall  
Introduction to Law 0 credits
Lawyering Process I  3 credits
Civil Procedure 4 credits
Torts 4 credits
Contracts 4 credits
  15 credits total
   
Year One, Spring  
Lawyering Process II  3 credits
Property 4 credits
Criminal Law 3 credits
Constitutional Law I  3 credits
First Year Elective* 3 credits
Community Service Prgm 0 credits
  16 credits total
   
Year Two, Fall and beyond  
Constitutional Law II** 3 credits
Lawyering Process III*** 3 credits
Professional Responsibility**** 3 credits
Electives  
   

*Students will choose from a menu of three to four courses that focus on Legislative Process, Statutory Interpretation and Administrative Law or courses that focus on non-doctrinal perspectives on the law, such as American Legal History, International Human Rights, or Critical Race Theory.

**Full-time day students must complete this course before the end of the second year.

***Students must complete Lawyering Process III by the semester before their final semester.

****Can be taken anytime before graduation.

   
PT Day division sample program  
Note: PT Day students will need to take summer classes (only offered between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) in order to graduate in a timely fashion.
   
Year One, Fall  
Introduction to Law 0 credits
Lawyering Process I 3 credits
Civil Procedure 4 credits
Torts 4 credits
  11 credits total
   
Year One, Spring  
Lawyering Process II 3 credits
Criminal Law 3 credits
Constitutional Law I 3 credits
  9 credits total
   
Year One, Summer  
Lawyering Process III* 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Community Service Prgm 0 credits
  6 credits total
   
Year Two, Fall  
Contracts 4 credits
Constitutional Law II  3 credits
Elective 3 credits
  10 credits total
   
Year Two, Spring  
Professional Responsibility** 3 credits
Property 4 credits
First Year Elective*** 3 credits
  10 credits total
   
Year Two, Summer and Beyond  
Electives  
   

*Students must complete Lawyering Process III by the semester before their final semester.

**Can be taken anytime before graduation

***Students will choose from a menu of three to four courses that focus on Legislative process, Statutory Interpretation and Administrative Law or courses that focus on non-doctrinal perspectives on the law, such as American Legal History, International Human Rights, or Critical Race Theory.

   
PT Evening division sample program  
   
Year One, Fall  
Introduction to Law 0 credits
Lawyering Process I 3 credits
Civil Procedure 4 credits
Torts  4 credits
  11 credits total
   
Year One, Spring  
Lawyering Process II  3 credits
Criminal Law 3 credits
Contracts 4 credits
  10 credits total
   
Year One, Summer  
Lawyering Process III* 3 credits
Elective  3 credits
Community Service Prgm 0 credits
  6 credits total
   
Year Two, Fall  
Professional Responsibility** 3 credits
Constitutional Law I 3 credits
Electives 3 credits
  9 credits total
Year Two, Spring  
First Year Elective*** 3 credits
Property 4 credits
Constitutional Law II 3 credits
  10 credits total
   
Year Two, Summer and Beyond  
Electives  
   

 *Students must complete Lawyering Process III by the semester before their final semester.

 **Can be taken anytime before graduation

 ***This course will focus on one of two topics: (1) Legislative process, Statutory Interpretation or Administrative Law; or (2) non-doctrinal perspectives on the law, such as American Legal History, International Human Rights, or Critical Race Theory.