In first year, students take the following courses: Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law; Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy; Orientations to Law and the Legal System; Property; Torts; and either Corporate Law or Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
Students in their second and third years must take fourteen to sixteen course credit hours in each term, with a minimum of twenty-nine hours and a maximum of thirty-one hours in the two terms combined; students may take more than thirty-one credit hours only with the permission of the Associate Dean (Academic).
Students must, after first year, take Civil Procedure and Administrative Law. In second year, students must take whichever of Corporate Law or Legal Ethics and Professionalism that they did not complete in first year.
Students must complete a January Intensive course in each of second and third year, unless they participate in an exchange program in Winter Term.
By the end of third year, a student must satisfy the Faculty writing
requirements. Students may satisfy the Faculty writing requirements in either of two ways,
namely: (1) by completing two research essay requirements, or (2) by completing one
research essay and one legal writing requirement.
To satisfy a research essay requirement, a student must take an upper year course that
requires a written essay worth at least two credit hours. To satisfy a legal writing
requirement, a student must take an upper year course (or courses) requiring a legal writing
assignment (or assignments) totalling at least two credit hours.
Note: In each of second and third years, a student may take courses outside the Law School up to the equivalent of six credit hours, but no more than four such hours in any one semester. The approval of the course instructor and the Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Law must be obtained.
Academic Handbook, Registration, Professional Program Law