Part-Time Evening 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. Part-time students may choose either a four-course or a three-course option (requiring either four or three evenings a week of classes respectively).

Required Courses — Four-Course Option

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

Required Courses — Three-Course Option*

FIRST–YEAR COURSES FALL SPRING
Civil Procedure or Contracts 3 Units 3 Units
Legal Writing 3 Units 3 Units
Torts 2 Units 2 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
ThirD–YEAR COURSES FALL SPRING
Criminal Law 3 Units -
Criminal Procedure - 3 Units
UPPER DIVISION COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED during 3rd or 4th 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.