Required Courses 2018
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|
|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)|
|Legal Process (1 hour)|
|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|
|Introduction to Dispute Resolution (1 hour)||Minimum of 10 hours|
|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|
|Bar Preparation Course: Students who fall below a GPA of 86.0 at the time of registration for the final spring semester must enroll in this course.
Students whose cumulative GPA is below 80.00 must participate in an Enhanced Academic Success Program.