Full-Time Required Curriculum

For the JD degree, students must earn at least 84 units of course credit, including 36 units in required core courses. In the full-time program, required courses are concentrated in the first and second years, and students may take one elective in their first year.

Required Courses

First–Year Courses Fall Spring
Civil Procedure 4 Units
Torts 4 Units
Criminal Law 3 Units
Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis 3 Units 3 Units
Contracts 4 Units
Property 4 Units


Second-Year Courses Fall Spring
Constitutional Law 4 Units


Additional Requirements Must be completed after first year
Upper Level Writing Requirement
Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility 3 Units
Professional Skills Requirement Variable
Evidence 4 Units