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JD Program

JD, Part-Time

Part-time students generally graduate after four years of study unless they use summer classes to accelerate the program.

In their first year, part-time students enroll in four required courses in the fall semester and four required classes in spring, all taught during the day. After that, part-time day students may continue taking only day classes, or may also select evening or summer courses to fulfill their requirements.

How to Apply

Deadlines and application instructions for the JD program.


Required Curriculum

JD students must earn at least 87 units of course credit, including 52 units in required core courses, plus additional program requirements. In the full-time program, required courses are concentrated in the first and second years.

Additional program requirements for all students entering fall 2019 and beyond:

  • Bar Subjects: students must take a minimum of three 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.
First-Year Courses Fall Spring
Civil Procedure or Contracts 3 Units 3 Units
Legal Writing 3 Units 3 Units
Skills for Future Lawyers 1 Unit  
Torts 4 Units  
Criminal Law   3 Units
Criminal Procedure   3 Units
Second-Year Courses Fall Spring
Civil Procedure of 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
Advanced Legal Analysis 2 Units
Evidence 4 Units
Legal Drafting 2 Units
Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility 3 Units
Upper Level Writing Requirement 0 Units

Office of Admissions

Kendrick Hall, 230
2130 Fulton Street
San Franciscio, CA 94117-1080