Degree Requirements

  • Coursework completed within four years of initial enrollment
  • 24 credits
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher (for those taking all courses on a graded basis)*
  • Satisfaction of writing requirement

*Candidates have the option of taking all courses on a pass-fail basis

Required Courses

  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (3 credits)
  • Legal Research and Writing I (3 credits)

Other Requirements

  • A second-writing course (either Legal Research & Writing II, or any writing seminar) (2-3 credits)
  • At least one first-year substantive J.D. course (Contracts, Civil Procedure I, Criminal Law, Torts, Property, or Constitutional Law) (3-4 credits)