First-year law students take a required set of courses listed below, as well as a 1L elective in the spring. The list of electives available changes each year. In the second and third years, the only required courses are a legal ethics course and a professional skills course. In addition, students must take two courses with a substantial writing component. Other than that, students are free to choose for themselves.
The courses listed below are loosely grouped into categories for ease of reading, although no formal groupings exist in our curriculum. These lists include courses taught in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Not all of these courses are offered every year, but this list will give you a representative sample of the variety of courses we might offer over any two-year period. Other new courses will likely be offered during your time at the Law School. To browse course descriptions for the current year, visit our Students section.
Upper Level Courses
Administrative Law, Legislative Process, and Government Regulation
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Commercial, Business, and Labor Law
Courts, Jurisdiction, and Procedure
Family Law, Property Rights, Torts, and Insurance
Intellectual Property, Technology Law, and Entrepreneurship
International and Comparative Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Legal Practice and Ethics