Part-Time Required Curriculum

For the JD degree, students must earn at least 84 units of course credit, including 38 units in required core courses. In the part-time program, required courses are concentrated in the first and second years.

Required Courses

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


Upper Division Courses Courses Must be completed after first year
Constitutional Law 4 Units (Fall semester, 2nd year)
Evidence 4 units
Legal Drafting 2 Units
Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility 3 Units
Property 4 Units (Fall semester, 2nd year)
Upper Level Writing Requirement 0

Additional Program Requirements

Bar Subjects: students must take a minimum of 15 units of bar subject courses, which may include Civil Procedure II, Community Property, Contracts II, Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Property II, Remedies, Torts II 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.