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
561 Criminal Law 3
580 Legal Research I 1
582 Legal Writing I 2
502 Torts I 3
506 Contracts I 3

Spring Semester

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