First-Year Curriculum

The first-year curriculum sets the foundation for law school. These courses provide the basic knowledge and necessary exercises in legal reasoning to set the foundation to be a successful law student and future lawyer.

Fall Semester Spring Semester
- Civil Procedure (3)
- Contracts (2)
- Criminal Law (3)

- Fundamental Legal Skills (3)
- Foundations of Law (1)
- Torts (4)

-Legal Research Foundations

- Civil Procedure II (3)
- Contracts II (3)
- Criminal Procedure (3)
- Fundamental Legal Skills II (2)

- Property (4)

-Legal Research Foundations (1)*

Total: 16 credit hours Total: 16 credit hours

*Legal Research Foundations is 1 credit and consists of 7 weeks of instruction in the Fall and 7 weeks in the Spring semester.

First-Year Schedule - Fall 2016 This is the proposed fall schedule but it may be subject to changes before classes begin.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 AM




9 AM Contracts I
Fundamental Legal Skills I Groups (A/B)
Contracts I
Fundamental Legal Skills I Groups (A/B)
Fundamental Legal Skills I Groups (A/B)
10 AM Legal Research Foundations** (A/C)




11 AM
Torts Torts Torts
Torts
Noon
Fundamental Legal Skills I Groups (C/D)

Fundamental Legal Skills I (Groups C/D)
Fundamental Legal Skills I Groups (C/D)
1 PM Legal Research Foundations** (B/D)

Foundations of Law*


2 PM Criminal Law
Criminal Law
Foundations of Law (con't to 2:50pm)
Criminal Law

3 PM




4 PM Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure I

Civil Procedure I

5 PM




*Foundations of Law will meet August 17-September 28 (Exam TBD)

**Legal Research Foundations will be October 3-November 21 (and for 7 weeks in the Spring Semester)