Part-Time Required Curriculum

For the JD degree, students who begin their law study in Fall 2018 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 Courses Fall Spring
Civil Procedure 3 Units 3 Units
Contracts 3 Units 3 Units
Legal Writing 3 Units 3 Units
Torts 2 Units 2 Units


Second–Year Courses Fall Spring
Constitutional Law I & II 3 Units 3 Units
Criminal Law 3 Units -
Criminal Procedure - 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

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.