If you're not sure what area of law interests you or if you want to leave your options open, select courses that give you a well-rounded education. Make sure that you have the courses and skills that employers expect as part of a basic legal education.
Having a strong, well balanced transcript can enhance your career flexibility and your ability to find a job in a tight market.
The following are some of the basic courses of a well-rounded legal education.
View the Course Descriptions for more information about each course and when it's offered.
First-Year Required Courses
First-Year Second Semester Electives
- Administrative Law
- Business Organizations I
- Civil Procedure II
- Contracts II
- Constitutional Law I
- International Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Legislation & Regulation
Second- and Third-Years: Some Suggested Courses
In addition to the courses below, be sure to include the required courses for graduation and diploma privilege as well.
- Administrative Law*
- Advanced Legal Writing Course
- Business Organizations I*
- Business Organizations II
- Civil Procedure II*
- Constitutional Law I*
- Constitutional Law II
- Contracts II*
- Criminal Procedure*
- Employment Law
- Environmental Law
- Family Law I
- Insurance Law
- International Law*
- Introduction to Intellectual Property
- Lawyering Skills
- Professional Responsibilities
- Real Estate Transactions
- Secured Transactions
- Tax I
- Trial Advocacy
- Trusts and Estates
*May be taken as a first-year elective
Clinics, Internships & Externships
Student Organizations & Related Activities
A student who is involved in student activities and organizations is often a strong job candidate. Employers look for students who show leadership, public service, and community involvement.