Sample Student Programs

Full-Time Program
1st Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Contracts I3Contracts II2
Torts4Property4
Civil Procedure4Criminal Law3
Legal Analysis
and Writing
2Legal Analysis,
Writing and
Reserach
2
Introduction to Law2Constitutional Law4
    
Total15Total15


2nd Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Professional Responsibility and/or Elective(s)

14

Professional Responsibility and/or Elective(s)14
    
Total14Total14

3rd Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Electives14Electives14
Total14Total14


A minimum of 86 credit hours and a cumulative average of 2.0 is required for the J.D. degree. All students must satisfy the Advanced Civil Procedure Requirement and the Advanced Writing Requirement. According to the University’s Policy on Students Participating at Commencement Exercises, students in good academic standing and not subject to academic discipline may participate in the commencement
ceremony if they are short one course, provided they have completed all other degree requirements.

The summer session of eight weeks is normally scheduled from early June through late July. Students may take up to six credits during the summer session to lighten their work load during the regular semester or to enrich their program by additional courses.

Part-Time Program
1st Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Contracts I3Contracts II2
Torts4Property4
Legal Analysis
and Writing
2Legal Analysis, Writing and Research2
Introduction to Law2Civil Procedure4
    
Total11Total12

2nd Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Constitutional Law4Professional Responsibility and/or Elective(s)11
Criminal Law3  
Professional Responsibility and/or Elective(s)3  
Total10Total11

3rd Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Professional Responsibility and/or Elective(s)10Professional Responsibility and/or Elective(s)10
Total10Total10

4th Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Electives11Electives11
Total11Total11

A minimum of 86 credit hours and a cumulative average of 2.0 is required for the J.D. degree. All students must satisfy the Advanced Civil Procedure Requirement and the Advanced Writing Requirement. According to the University’s Policy on Students Participating at Commencement Exercises, students in good academic standing and not subject to academic discipline may participate in the commencement
ceremony if they are short one course, provided they have completed all other degree requirements.

The summer session of eight weeks is normally scheduled from early June through late July. Students may take up to six credits during the summer session to lighten their work load during the regular semester or to enrich their program by additional courses.

Study Abroad Programs
The Study Abroad Programs are open to J.D. candidates in U.S. Law Schools, to students in foreign Law Schools and to foreign graduates interested in improving their knowledge of specific fields of International Law.