Requirements for JD Degree

Required First-year Curriculum – 27 credits

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
Civil Procedure 4 credits
Contracts 4 credits
Criminal Law 3 credits
Experiential Legal Writing I 3 credits
Foundations of Legal Analysis I 1 credit

Spring Semester

Course Name Credits
Experiential Legal Writing II 3 credits
*Foundations of Legal Analysis II (or elective) 1 credit
Professionalism 0 credit
Property 4 credits
Torts 4 credits

Required Second-Year Curriculum – 28 credits

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
Constitutional Law 5 credits
Evidence 4 credits
Experiential Legal Writing III 2 credits
*Foundations of Legal Analysis III (or elective) 1 credit
Professional Responsibility 2 credits

Spring Semester

Course Name Credits
Business Organizations 4 credits
Commercial Law 4 credits
Experiential Legal Writing IV 2 credits
Foundations of Legal Analysis IV 1 credit
Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3 credits

Required Third-Year Curriculum – 16 credits

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
Criminal Procedure 4 credits
Experiential Legal Writing V 2 credits
**Federal Income Tax 3 credits
Foundations of Legal Analysis V 2 credits

Spring Semester

Course Name Credits
Experiential Legal Writing VI 2 credits
Foundations of Legal Analysis VI 3 credits

*Foundations of Legal Analysis II and III can be waived by students who have earned a 3.00 grade point average or higher.

**Federal Income Tax is a required course, but may be taken in either the second or third year.

Experiential Learning Requirement

Students must take a minimum of six credits of experiential courses, consisting of simulations, clinics, or field placements.

30 Hours of Required Pro Bono Service

Required credit hours: 69-71

Elective courses hours: 19-21

Total credit hours required for Juris Doctors Degree: 90