First Year Curriculum

In addition to the required courses listed below, a required orientation is held for entering students each fall prior to the beginning of classes. This program is geared toward lessening the trauma usually experienced by first-year students. In addition to matters traditionally covered by orientation, the program addresses topics such as case briefing, introduction to legal method, and a historical overview of the Anglo-American legal system.

Fall Semester

  • 625 - Civil Procedure I
  • 3 Semester Hours
  • 561 - Criminal Law
  • 3 Semester Hours
  • 580 - Legal Research I
  • 1 Semester Hours
  • 582 - Legal Writing I
  • 2 Semester Hours
  • 502 - Torts I
  • 3 Semester Hours
  • 506 - Contracts I
  • 3 Semester Hours

Spring Semester

  • 626 - Civil Procedure II
  • 3 Semester Hours
  • 583 - Legal Writing II
  • 2 Semester Hours
  • 573 - Property
  • 4 Semester Hours
  • 581 - Legal Research II
  • 1 Semester Hours
  • 507 - Contracts II
  • 3 Semester Hours
  • 503 - Torts II
  • 2 Semester Hours