Required Courses 2017

Students will be granted the Juris Doctor degree upon completion of not less than 89 semester hours of law work, with a cumulative average of 76 or higher and a total of 64 "in-class" hours. All students must pass all required courses.  The required courses are listed below.


First Year Requirements
Fall Spring
Introduction to the Study of Law (1 hour) The Legal Profession (3 hours) 
Introduction to Legal Research (1 hour) - continues through the Spring Legal Writing I (3 hours) 
Contracts I (3 hours) Contracts II (3 hours)
Jurisdiction and Judgments (3 hours) Civil Lawsuits (3 hours)
Torts (4 hours)  Property (4 hours)   
Criminal Law (3 hours)     
Second Year Requirements
Fall Fall or Spring
Introduction to Counseling (1 hour) Statutory Law and Analysis (2 hours)
American Constitutional System (4 hours) Evidence (3 hours) 
Legal Writing II (3 hours)  
Third Year Requirements
Fall Spring
Introduction to Dispute Resolution (1 hour) Minimum of 10 hours
Additional Requirements
Course Timing
Law of Lawyering (3 hours)  3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th semester
Choose 1 Advanced Skills Course (2 hours) 4th, 5th or 6th semester
Choose 1 Course That Satisfies the Advanced Writing Requirement 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th semester


Strong Recommendation

Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take at least one course in the Administrative Block (3 hours) and one course in the Perspectives Block (3 hours) prior to graduation.