All degree candidates must meet the graduation requirements set forth in the Faculty Regulations. Briefly, these requirements are as follows:
Credit Hours: Students who enter the Law School after August 1, 2011, must complete 88 credits including the following mandated courses in the first or second year depending on the program: Civil Procedure I, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law I, Legal Research and Writing (2 semesters in sequence), Torts, Property, Litigation Basics, Introduction to Transactional Skills and (for Full-Time students only) a Menu Course. Students who entered the Law School before August 1, 2011 are required to complete 87 credits. (Beginning in Fall 2010, Business Basics is no long part of the mandated curriculum.)
Required Courses: The following courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better:
Upper Level Writing Requirement: Students must meet this requirement by successful completion of two upper level writing units, one of which is the Serial Paper Component, and the other which is the Research Paper Component. For this purpose, successful completion means a grade of “C” or better.
The acceptable methods of meeting the upper level writing requirements are:
Professional Skills Course: Students who enter the Law School after August 1, 2005 are required to successfully complete a Professional Skills course in order to graduate. Professional Skills courses are listed below and will be noted on the Law School web site in the Wise Guide under Graduation Requirements. Students may take such courses at any time provided they have completed the mandated First Year Curriculum and any other pre-requisite courses as applicable. For this purpose, successful completion means a grade of “C” or better in a graded course, and “S” or better in an ungraded course.
The Faculty has designated the following courses as those that would satisfy the Professional Skills requirement:
All Clinical Courses, and