Required Courses 2020

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 78 or higher and a total of 64 "in-class" hours. All students must pass all required courses. The required courses are listed below.

Degree Audit Worksheet.
 

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)  
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
Fall Spring
Introduction to Dispute Resolution (1 hour) Minimum of 10 hours
Additional Requirements
  Timing
Law of Lawyering (3 hours)  3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th semester
Remedies (3 hours) 5th or 6th semester
Bar Course Requirement 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th semester
Experiential Learning Requirement
(Choose 4 credits in addition to Intro to Counseling
and Intro to Dispute Resolution)
3rd, 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.

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.