课程 for students entering in 2018 and following

The curriculum reflected in the grids below is subject to change as the dean and faculty evaluate, develop and enhance the academic program

First Year 课程

课程 学分
August Term (Early August)
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
Lawyering, Leadership & Professionalism 1
总学分 for August Term 3
Fall Trimester
侵权行为 5
Civil Procedure 5
法律方法 & 沟通 2
Legal Research 1
总学分 for Fall Trimester 13
Winter Trimester
刑法 3
刑法 Lab 1
合同 5
法律方法 & 沟通 2
总学分 for Winter Trimester 11
Spring Trimester
Lawyering, Leadership & Professionalism 1
Business Associations or Evidence 4
财产 5
法律方法 & 沟通 2
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
总学分 for Spring Trimester 13
总学分 for First-Year 课程s 40

第二年1 课程

课程 学分
Fall Trimester
Professional Responsibility 2
Business Associations or Evidence 4
Constitutional Law I 2
选修(s)2 2-4
总学分 10-12
12月一项3
选修课 / 出国留学 1-3
总学分 1-3
Winter Trimester
Residency-in-Practice 7-8
Residency-in-Practice Accompanying 课程4 2-4
总学分 10-11
Spring Trimester5
Constitutional Law II 3
Elective 课程s 7-11
总学分 10-14

1 All students are required to do a “Residency” (a full-time field placement with a judge, public or private legal office, or one of the Law School’s in-house legal clinics) during their second year. The Residency may be done in either the Winter or Spring trimester. The chart shows the Residency during the Winter Term for illustrative purposes.

Students are required to satisfy a “沟通s Requirement” in an upper-level term that is not the student’s Residency term. This may be done through courses designated as “沟通s 课程s” at the Law School or through various activities such as moot court or mock trial.

3 12月一项 is approximately a 2-week optional term in which students may take short elective courses, some of which may include a study-abroad component.

4 A “Residency-Accompanying 课程” is a course taken along with a student’s Residency placement.  Because a student’s Residency may not be in the local area, the Residency-Accompanying 课程 may be delivered through distance-learning technology.

5 This chart shows the student’s Residency and Residency-Accompanying 课程 occurring in the Winter Term. These could, instead, take place during the Spring Term.

Third Year 课程

课程 学分
秋季学期
Bar Foundations 2
Bridge-to-Practice 课程7 2-3
选修课 6-9
总学分 10-14

7 A Bridge-to-Practice 课程 prepares a student to transition from theory to practice. Bridge-to-Practice 课程s may involve extended simulation of live-client experience.