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Program of Study for J.D. Degree

The First Year

The first year curriculum is the foundation of legal study. Students learn about common law and statutory law in private and public law areas.

Required first year courses

Beginning in spring of 2009, first-year students will also take A508 Comparative and International Law Survey.

Section sizes for each course vary.  Small sections provide opportunities for more individual expression by the student, for a closer teacher-student relationship, and for more feedback on individual projects.  One of the small section courses will be Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing

Upon completion of the first year program, students are well-prepared for a summer job or externship in a law office.

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Last updated 11/17/2014