Structure of the Required Curriculum

Evening Division

The four-year evening program is designed for those who wish to obtain their legal education while working full time or who have other obligations during the day. Students in the evening program take required courses during the first four semesters and choose from a limited number of electives during the third and fourth semesters.  After completion of the fourth semester, the full range of electives is open to evening division students. In addition, evening students must take Advanced Legal Research in either the third or fourth year, and fulfill the Advanced Writing (“cert”) requirement. After the first year, evening students typically register for 10 or 11 credits in each semester, which may result in students attending two, three or four nights per week. After the first year, evening students may enroll in day division electives, although day division students have priority. Evening courses are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm but evening students often take late afternoon courses as well. Evening students have enrollment priority for courses taught during the evening. Evening and day students have equal priority for “twilight” courses.

To facilitate the building of the evening division community, first and second year evening students will take some of their classes together.

The schedule for the fall 2015 incoming class in years one and two is as follows:
Fall 2015

  • Constitutional Law I (three credits)
  • Torts (four credits)
  • Legal Analysis and Writing (LA&W) (three credits)

Spring 2016

  • Civil Procedure (four credits)
  • Constitutional Law II (three credits)
  • Written and Oral Advocacy (two credits)
  • Introduction to Legal Research (one credit)

Fall 2016

  • Contracts (four credits)
  • Criminal Law (three credits)
  • Elective (three credits) – limited choices

Spring 2017

  • Legal Profession (three credits)
  • Property (four credits)
  • Elective (three credits) – limited choices

The schedule for the fall 2016 incoming class in years one and two will be:


Fall 2016

  • Contracts (four credits)
  • Criminal Law (three credits)
  • Legal Analysis and Writing (LA&W) (three credits)

Spring 2017

  • Legal Profession (three credits)
  • Property (four credits)
  • Written and Oral Advocacy (two credits)
  • Introduction to Legal Research (one credit)

Fall 2017

  • Constitutional Law I (three credits)
  • Torts (four credits)
  • Elective (three credits) – limited choices

Spring 2018

  • Civil Procedure (four credits)
  • Constitutional Law II (three credits)
  • Elective (three credits) – limited choices

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