JD Curriculum

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    Full-Time Day Division

           
    Fall Semester    Spring Semester    
    First Year       
    Course  Credits       Course  Credits 
    Contracts I 3 Contracts II 3
    Torts I      3 Torts II 2
    Property I 3 Property II 2
    Legal Writing I 3 Legal Writing II 2
    Criminal Law 3 Constitutional Law I 3
    ASP/Suppl. Legal Writing1  0 Civil Procedure: Rules 3
        ASP1 0
           
    Second Year          
    Course  Credits  Course  Credits 
    Constitutional Law II 3 Evidence 4
    Fed'l Personal Income Tax 3 Elective Courses  
    Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction 3    
    Legal Analysis1    1    
    Elective Courses      
           
    Third Year       
    Professional Responsibility2  2    
    Legal Drafting3  2    
    Elective Courses      
           

    Part-Time Evening Division

     
         
    Fall Semester     Spring Semester    
    First Year          
    Course  Credits       Course  Credits 
    Contracts I 3 Contracts II 3
    Torts I 3 Torts II 2
    Property I 3 Property II 2
    Legal Writing I 1 Legal Writing II 2
    ASP/Supp. Legal Writing1  0 ASP1    0
           
    Evening Students are required to take the following courses during the summer immediately following their year of law school 
    Criminal Law 3    
    Legal Writing III  1    
           
    Second Year       
    Constitutional Law I 3 Constitutional Law II 3
    Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction 3 Civil Procedure: Rules 3
    Evidence 4 Federal Personal Income Tax 3
    Legal Analysis1     1    
           
    Third or Fourth Year       
    Professional Responsibility2       
    Legal Drafting3       
    Elective Course      
           

    Part-Time Day Division

     
         
    Fall Semester     Spring Semester   
    Contracts 3 Contracts II 3
    Torts I 3 Torts II 2
    Legal Writing I 2 Legal Writing II 2
    Criminal Law* 3 Constitutional Law I 3
    ASP/Supp. Legal Writing1 0 ASP1 0
           
    Second Year       
    Property I 3 Evidence 4
    Constitutional Law II 3 Property II 2
    Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction 3 Civil Procedure: Rules 3
    Legal Analysis1     1    
           
    Third Year       
    Federal Personal Income Tax 3    
    Criminal Law* 3    
    Elective Courses      
           
    Fourth Year       
    Professional Responsibility5  2    
    Legal Drafting6  2    
    Elective Course      


    1. Students whose academic performance indicates that they are most likely to improve their academic performance with academic support beyond that supplied in the regular JD curriculum.
    2. Professional Responsibility is a required course, and may be taken after the student has completed fifty (50) hours of course work.
    3. Legal Drafting is to be taken during the students last year of law school.
    4. Students whose academic performance indicates that they are most likely to improve their academic performance with academic support beyond that supplied in the regular JD curriculum.
    5. Professional Responsibility is a required course, and may be taken after the student has completed fifty (50) hours of course work.
    6. Legal Drafting is to be taken during the students last year of law school.
    7 89 credit hours are required for graduation.

    *Optional. Students enrolled in the Part-Time Day Division may take Criminal Law either the first semester of their first year, during the summer, or during the first semester of their third year
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