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Part-time Day Program

Part-time day students are admitted in the fall of each academic year. The part-time day division program is generally a four-year course of study consisting of 14-week fall and spring semesters. Part-time students may also choose from a limited course schedule during the seven-week summer session. A part-time day student is required to take between 8 and 12 credits per semester and may take up to 6 credits in the summer session.

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., and vary in length from one to two hours. A part-time student is required to take between 8 and 12 credit hours per semester.

The prescribed sequence of lockstep courses for part-time day students is:

First semester (fall) courses:
  • Criminal Law - 4 credit hours
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I - 3 credit hours
  • Torts - 4 credit hours
Second semester (spring) courses:
  • Contracts - 4 credit hours
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II - 3 credit hours
  • Property - 4 credit hours
Third semester (fall) courses:
  • Constitutional Law - 4 credit hours
  • Legislation & Regulation - 3 credit hours
Fourth semester (spring) courses:
  • Civil Procedure - 4 credit hours

Advanced Required Courses
In addition to the previously listed lockstep courses, all students must successfully complete the following courses prior to graduation:

  • Business Associations - 4 credits
  • Criminal Procedure - 3 credits
  • Evidence - 4 credits
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing III - 2 or 3 credit hours
  • Professional Responsibility - 2 credit hours
  • Wills & Estates - 3 credit hours

Summer Term
The law school offers a limited number of courses during one seven-week summer session. Summer classes meet during the day and in the evenings. Students can enroll in up to 8 units per session for full-time students and 6 units per session for part-time students.