First Year

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First Year

The curriculum in the first year is required, demanding, and consists of 15 required credits fall semester and 13 required hours supplemented with one elective course in the spring semester. The Law School Registrar schedules first-year courses for first-year students. Course and semester hours are as follows:

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Torts 4 Constitutional Law 4
Contracts 4 Elective ++ 3
Criminal Law 4 Legal Writing 1
Legal Research 1 Property 4
Legal Writing 2 Civil Procedure 4
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16

++ For students who enter in the fall of 2010 and thereafter, the appropriate associate dean, after consultation with faculty teaching electives, shall publish a list of electives from which first-year students may choose. A student’s grade in the first-year elective course shall not count toward eligibility for journal membership. In addition, students who enter prior to the fall of 2010 must take a 1-hour Ethics course during the first year.