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
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations I*
  • Business Organizations II
  • Civil Procedure II*
  • Constitutional Law I*
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Contracts II*
  • Criminal Procedure*
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law I
  • Insurance Law
  • International Law*
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Lawyering Skills
  • Negotiations
  • 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

Gaining experience through a clinical program or an externship/internship is a valuable experience and a good addition to the curriculum.

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.

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