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. Students in the evening program take required courses in the first three semesters for approximately 10 credits per semester. First-year evening courses are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm. In the summer prior to their first year, students are assigned a section of approximately 25 to 30 students. The prescribed curriculum is set out below. In addition, third- and fourth-year evening students must take Advanced Legal Research and one of several offerings which will satisfy the Legal Profession Requirement. Evening students generally register for between eight and a maximum of twelve credits in each semester, which may result in students attending two, three or four nights per week. This flexibility of scheduling from a wide array of electives provides students with the opportunity to develop a program which meets their academic interests and prepares them to achieve their career goals. After the first year, evening students may enroll in day division electives as long as the majority of credits in each semester are in evening courses.

The schedule for required courses for evening students is as follows:

First Year

Fall Semester

Legal Analysis and Writing (LA&W) (three credits)

 

Criminal Law (three credits)

 

Torts (four credits)

Spring Semester:

Written and Oral Advocacy (W&OA) (two credits)

 

Introduction to Legal Research (one credit)

 

Civil Procedure: Litigation Process (three credits)

 

Contracts (four credits)

Second Year

Fall Semester

Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction and Judgments (two credits)

 

Constitutional Law I: Governance (three credits)

 

Property (four credits)

 

Elective (optional)

 Spring Semester

Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights (three credits)*

 

Electives

*Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights is occasionally offered in the summer session. In that case, evening students may take Constitutional Law II in the summer prior to taking Constitutional Law I as required in the fall.


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