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First-Year Curriculum

​Full-Time Day Program

First-year, full-time students take 14-15 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
  • Civil Procedure (4)
  • Contracts (4)
  • Tort Law (4)
  • LARC I (2)
  • Applied Legal Skills (1)
  • Preparing to Practice I (P/F)
  Spring Semester
  • Constitutional Law (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 9-11 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
  • Criminal Law (3)
  • Tort Law (4)
  • LARC I (2)
  • Applied Legal Skills (1)
  • Preparing to Practice I (P/F)
  Spring Semester
  • Civil Procedure (4)
  • Constitutional Law (3)
  • LARC II (3)
  • Preparing to Practice II (P/F)