Curriculum | 课程设置

The program offers required and elective courses that must be passed in order to earn the degree. The courses listed are representative of the types of courses that may be offered in any given year. For students to be better equipped for law practice, practical coursework is also included in the curriculum.

The duration of each term is eight weeks, including one week for exams. Classes generally meet two full or three partial days during the week, but not on weekends.

Students must participate in the intensive Legal English program, but may request to be exempted if they work in a full-time English-language environment and earn sufficiently high scores on the English assessment exam used for admission purposes.

We regularly invite guest speakers to address students who hold positions in the legal, government, and corporate sectors. Previous guest speakers have included counsel from Alston Bird, SAP, Boeing, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

During the Philadelphia summer session, students are given a first-hand view of the U.S. legal system, including interactive visits to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state courts, law firms, and prisons.

Select students are given internship opportunities with the Philadelphia offices of Blank Rome LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Course Offerings

American Legal System
Case Briefing
Law School Skills
Listening and Speaking in Law

 

Required and elective course offerings listed above are representative and can vary from year to year.

Business Associations
Constitutional Law
Contract Law
Legal Reasoning
Legal Research
Legal Research and Writing
Practicum in Legal Professionalism
Property Law
Torts
Trial Advocacy

 

Required and elective course offerings listed above are representative and can vary from year to year.

Civil Procedure
Commercial Law (UCC)
Conflict of Laws
Corporate Compliance
Criminal Procedure
Evidence Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Business Transactions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Professional Responsibility

Required and elective course offerings listed above are representative and can vary from year to year.