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Required Courses


Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements

Date Approved and/or Revised

March 13, 2013; February 28, 2015 (revised); March 28, 2018 (revised)

Required Courses.A student must complete successfully all courses designated in the curriculum as required. A student who fails a required course must retake and pass that course when it is next offered. A student who fails a first-year or advanced required course may only retake the course one time. If a student fails the course a second time, he or she will be dismissed for academic deficiency regardless of the student's cumulative GPA. Any exception to this rule for a particular required course must be approved by the faculty. If another section is available, the student must not enroll with the same professor from the failed class.

If a student has taken a required course for a grade before matriculation in law school and received a grade of C+ or better, the student will not receive law school credit for the course but may not be required to repeat the course if approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs when another course is available in the same subject area which may be taken in substitution for equivalent credit hours and then be a part of such student's required first year curriculum.

Required Curriculum. The first year required courses are:

Course Credits
Civil Procedure 4
Contracts 4
Legal Practice I 3
Torts 4
Course Credits
Constitutional Law 4
Criminal Law 3
Legal Practice II 3
Property 4
The advanced required courses are:
Course Credits
Business Entities 4
Criminal Procedure 3
Commercial Law 4
Evidence 4
Income Taxation 4
Professional Responsibility 3
Wills and Trusts 4

Except as authorized by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, students must take at least 15 of the 26 semester credit hours of advanced required courses in their second year. This requirement applies also to transfer students to the extent practicable. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will determine the number of advanced required credits which each transfer student must take in his or her first year here.