Courses of Study

First Year Students

First year students must register for the courses and sections designated by the Law School, except upon special approval of the Associate Dean. See the list of first year required courses under the First Year Required Courses page of this Catalog. All students must complete the first-year curriculum prior to enrolling in upper-class courses.

Second and Third Year Students

All students take the following required courses together, as a package, in their fourth or fifth quarters:

LAW 9521Business Organizations 15
LAW 9504Trusts and Estates5
LAW 9207Taxation & Accounting Principles for Lawyers2

Students must take Constitutional Law: Individual Liberties and Remedies during the second year of study, typically in a winter or spring quarter, prior to enrolling in Practice Court. Students must take LARC 4: Transactional Drafting during the second year of study. After taking LARC 4, students must take LARC 5: Litigation Drafting.  LARC 5 must be taken prior to enrolling in Practice Court 1.

All students must take the following courses together as a package in their seventh, eighth or ninth quarter if such quarter is a fall quarter and if the students expects to graduate on or before the upcoming spring commencement, or in their sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth quarter if such quarter is a spring quarter:

LAW 9527Practice Court 1: Pretrial Practice & Procedure5
LAW 9520Practice Court 2: Trial Evidence, Procedure & Practice5
LAW 9229Professional Responsiblity2

Students are required to take Practice Court 3: Trial & Post-Trial Practice, Procedure & Evidence in the quarter immediately following Practice Court 1. Students in Practice Court 1, 2 and Professional Responsibility cannot enroll in any other course unless approved by the Associate Dean. Students in Practice Court 3 may enroll in additional classes, but cannot schedule other courses beginning at 1:20 p.m. or later unless approved by the Associate Dean.