Academics

Savannah Law School is a great place to launch your legal career. At Savannah Law School students experience an extraordinary faculty whose depth and breadth of intellectual interests and scholarly achievements are only matched by their commitment to teaching excellence. Diverse in philosophy, approach and background, SLS faculty members create a vibrant and welcoming intellectual community which ensures that students not only learn legal theory but also the skills necessary to be practice-ready upon graduation.

J.D. Program

The study of law is exciting, dynamic, and richly rewarding both personally and professionally. At SLS, the program of study is designed to prepare students to enter practice and represent people. The program is directed toward the acquisition and development of intellectual, analytical, and lawyering skills. From the first-year curriculum with its pre-determined set of core courses, through the third year with courses that emphasize practical skill development, the degree program is designed to promote analytical reasoning, precision in both oral and written communication, and problem solving skills. With these fundamental skills, students learn the rules of law and how to apply them in an ever-changing society.

During their first year, both full-time and part-time students must enroll in and successfully complete the courses listed in the first-year required program. Following the first year, students must complete the remainder of the required course load as well as a minimum number of elective courses of their own choosing. All students must take the required courses in the year and division in which they are enrolled. Elective courses may be taken in either the day or the evening by students, subject to the limitations set forth in the Academic Code and the Dean’s Office Regulations. These documents may be found in the Student Handbook.