Full-Time Required Curriculum

For the JD degree, students who begin their law study in fall 2018 and beyond must earn at least 87 units of course credit, including 49 units in required core courses, plus additional program requirements. In the full-time program, required courses are concentrated in the first and second years.

Required Courses

First Year Fall Spring
Civil Procedure 3 Units 3 Units
Contracts 3 Units 3 Units
Criminal Law - 3 Units
Criminal Procedure - 3 Units
Legal Writing 3 Units 3 Units
Torts 4 Units  
Second Year Fall Spring 
Constitutional Law I & II 3 Units 3 Units
Property I & II 3 Units 3 Units
Upper Division Courses Must be completed after first year
Evidence 4 Units
Legal Drafting 2 Units
Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility 3 Units
Upper Level Writing Requirement 0 Units

Additional Program Requirements

Bar Subjects: students must take a minimum of two California bar subject courses, which include Community Property, Corporations, Remedies, and Wills & Trusts.

Experiential Learning: students must also take one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least 6 units. An experiential course may be a simulation course, law clinic or externship.