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First Year

2023-2024 1L Hybrid Schedule

2023-2024 1L On-Site Schedule

1L On-Site Schedule 2022-2023

1L Hybrid Schedule 2022-2023

 

1st Year Electives Spring Units
Introduction to Legal Studies* 2
Summer Schedule Units
Laws and the Judicial System of the United States* 2
Fall/ Spring Schedule Units
Contracts I/ Contracts II 3/3
Criminal Law/ Criminal Law Defenses 3/1
Legal Writing I/ Legal Writing II 1/1
Professional Responsibility 2
Torts I/ Torts II 3/3
*Courses count towards elective credit and may not be required.

Introduction to Legal Studies*

An introduction to the American legal system, including the history and working structure of government and the decision-making process of the courts. Focus is on the process of legal analysis and the case-method approach to the study of law

Laws and the Judicial System of the United States*

An introduction to the legal framework of the judicial system, including fundamental rules, court cases, concepts,
and trends of key subjects in American law. This course will provide the necessary background in process and substance to understand future changes in American law. An introduction to the legal framework of the judicial system including fundamental rules, court cases, concepts, and trends of key subjects in American law. This course will provide the necessary background in process and substance to understand future changes in American law.

Contracts I

An introduction to the law of contracts, including their formation and performance and the rights and obligations of contracting parties and other parties affected by contracts. Contracts I will address how contracts are formed and legal defenses that may result in a contract being unenforceable. It will also cover other ways a promise may be legally enforced.

Contracts II

Building upon Contracts I, Contracts II covers the interpretation contract language, performance of contractual duties, remedies for a breach of contractual obligations, and the contractual rights of third parties

Criminal Law I

A study of punishable acts and omissions at common law and modern statutory offenses, including a consideration of mental states, and the culpability of multiple parties.

Criminal Law II (Defenses)

Building upon Criminal Law I, Criminal Law II focuses on defenses and justifications to a criminal act.

Legal Writing I

Practical hands-on lab course in legal writing techniques focused particularly on writing law school/bar examination essay answers in the subject areas of criminal law, contracts, and torts covered in the Fall semester. Students work in small groups with Readers (all members of the Bar) for the purpose of developing and improving formatting, issue spotting, organization, content, and writing style skills. .

Legal Writing II

Practical hands-on lab course in legal writing techniques focused particularly on writing law school/bar examination essay answers in the subject areas of criminal law, contracts, and torts covered in the Fall semester. Students work in small groups with Readers (all members of the Bar) for the purpose of developing and improving formatting, issue spotting, organization, content, and writing style skills.

Professional Responsibility

A study of the organization and regulation of the legal profession with a specific focus on the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics covered include requirements for admission to practice law, types of disciplinary measures, responsibility of the lawyer to clients, courts, the legal profession and the community, fee arrangements, and judicial conduct

Torts I

Understanding of the obligations individuals owe according to the traditions of common law and subsequent developments including the broad range of categories of torts. Torts I focus on negligent torts.

Torts II

Building upon Torts I, Torts II focuses on intentional torts, strict liability, products liability, nuisance, defamation, and invasion of privacy