Full-time students devote a substantial amount of their time during the academic year to the study of law and students are only admitted to start in the fall semester. The program is six semesters long (three academic years) with most classes held Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
During their first year, full-time students take 30 credit hours of required course work. Classes include Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, Torts, and Legal Research, Writing and Analysis. First year students also participate in our Professional and Academic Support Seminar which identifies strengths and weaknesses in areas such as issue-spotting, analytical reasoning, and writing skills. This seminar provides the resources necessary for students to develop efficient study habits and also prepares students to take their first law school exams.
After the first year, students are required to take a course in Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law, and fulfill the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement in addition to their elective course of study. Full-time students are expected to enroll in 12-16 credit hours each semester. A full list of course descriptions and graduation requirements can be found HERE.
First-year students in the full-time program are urged to refrain from outside employment. Upper-class students taking more than 11 credit hours of course work must limit outside employment to no more than 20 hours per week.