Part-Time Day Required Curriculum

For the JD degree, students must earn at least 87 units of course credit, including 49 units in required core courses, plus additional program requirements. 

Required Courses*

First–Year Courses Fall Spring
Civil Procedure or Contracts 3 Units 3 Units
Legal Writing 3 Units 3 Units
Torts 4 Units -
Criminal Law - 3 Units
Criminal Procedure - 3 Units
Second–Year Courses Fall Spring
Civil Procedure or Contracts (deferred from first year) 3 Units 3 Units
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

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.

*These requirements are effective for students entering fall 2019 and beyond.