After the first year, all courses are elective, with the exceptions of Client Counseling, Legal Ethics, a seminar requirement, and a writing requirement.
The principal purposes of our second year curriculum are to:
The principal purposes of our third year curriculum are to provide:
The major difference between the second and third year curriculum is that the former gives primarily (but not exclusively) breadth of coverage, while the third year is devoted primarily to in-depth coverage of limited areas of subjects previously covered in an overview course and to courses that are lawyering and process-oriented, including skills, problem, and planning courses. This is not to say that a course that concentrates on breadth coverage cannot or should not be taken in the third year. It is fully expected that there will be courses of both types taken in the second and third years.
Every student must successfully complete one seminar and one of the following options:
Our writing program mandates that each student complete at least two writing experiences of designated types in the last two years of law school.