The School of Law offers enrollment options to fit a range of needs.
Typically students enrolled in the full-time day program complete degree requirements in six semesters over a three-year period. In the first year, full-time day students must take the required curriculum. Beginning with the fall semester, first-year, full-time day students take 16 credits of required classes, with meetings typically Monday through Friday between 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
In the spring semester these students take 13 credits of required courses and a two or three credit elective course. After the first year, full-time day students register for 11 to 17 credits in each semester, completing the required courses and selecting from a wide array of electives to develop a program which meets their academic interests and prepares them to achieve their career goals. Full-time day students should not work in their first year and may work no more than 20 hours per week thereafter.
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 two years for approximately 10 credits per semester. First- and second-year evening courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending between 8:30 and 10:00 p.m. Third- and fourth-year evening students generally register for eight to 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.
The School of Law offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree with a required specialization in an area of established expertise at the School of Law. The program requires one full year of study and completion and acceptance of a scholarly thesis in the area of specialization. The LL.M. program is designed for the following applicants: