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First-Year Curriculum

Full-Time Day Program

First-year, full-time students take 14 credit hours per semester. The semester in which first-year courses are offered and completed may vary by section. Credit hours per course are listed in parentheses.

Fall Semester
  • Constitutional Process (4)
  • Contracts (4)
  • Torts (4)
  • LARC I (2)
  • Preparing to Practice I (P/F)
  Spring Semester
  • Civil Procedure (4)
  • Criminal Law (3)
  • Property (4)
  • LARC II (3)
  • Preparing to Practice II (P/F)

Part-Time Evening Program

First-year, part-time evening students take 10 credit hours per semester. The semester in which required courses are offered and completed may vary. Credit hours per course are listed in parentheses.

Fall Semester
  • Torts (4)
  • Contracts (4)
  • LARC I (2)
  • Preparing to Practice I (P/F)
  Spring Semester
  • Civil Procedure (4)
  • Criminal Law (3)
  • LARC II (3)
  • Preparing to Practice II (P/F)