JD Sample Schedules

This is a sample outline of the coursework an accelerated full-time student will pursue to earn a JD in two years. Individual schedules may be different.

0L Summer: 11 credits (12 weeks)

Torts (4 credits)
Civil Procedure (4 credits)
Professional Responsibility (2 credits)
Introduction to Legal Studies (1 credit)

1L Fall: 15 credits

Contracts I
Property I
Criminal Law
Legal Practice Skills I
Business Entities Fundamentals or Evidence

Intersession: Electives 1-3 credits (1 week)

1L Spring: 15 credits
Contracts II
Property II
Constitutional Law
Legal Practice Skills II
Elective (3-4 credits)

1L Summer: 12-13 credits (all offered in the evening only)

Business Entities Fundamentals or Evidence
Family Law
Trusts and Estates or Constitutional Law/Criminal Law
Elective (2-3 credits)

2L Fall: 14-16 credits

Remaining base menu and electives

Intersession: 1-3 credits (1 week)

2L Spring: 14-16 credits
Remaining base menu and electives

Total: 84 credits

 

Sample Part-Time Evening Accelerated Schedule

This is a sample outline of the coursework an accelerated part-time evening student will pursue to earn a JD in 2.5 or 3 years. Individual schedules will vary.

0L Summer: 11 credits (12 weeks)

Torts (4 credits)
Civil Procedure (4 credits)
Professional Responsibility (2 credits)
Introduction to Legal Studies (1 credit)

1LE Fall: 11 credits

Contracts I
Property I
Criminal Law
Legal Practice Skills I

1LE Spring: 11 credits

Contracts II
Property II
Legal Practice Skills II
Business Entities Fundamentals or Evidence

1LE Summer: 10-11 credits

Business Entities Fundamentals or Evidence
Family Law
Trusts and Estates

2LE Fall: 9-12 credits

Constitutional Law I
Remaining base menu and electives

2LE Spring: 9-12 credits

Constitutional Law II Remaining base menu and electives

2LE Summer (Optional): 9-12 credits

If graduation after 3LE fall is desired

3LE Fall: 9-12 credits

Remaining base menu and electives

3LE Spring (if needed): 9-12 credits

Remaining base menu and electives

Total: 84 credits