Law Curriculum Sorting Guide: Second Year Curriculum

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II. Second Year Curriculum

The second year is when most students begin to take electives while continuing to meet mandatory graduation requirements, including both required and menu courses. The “Required Courses” listed below must be taken during the semester indicated. In addition, it is strongly recommended that full-time students take the “Menu Courses” during the Winter 2L semester, as this is the only time they are guaranteed a seat in these courses. Full-time students who wait until their third year to take the menu courses run the risk that they may be full. The required and menu offerings for students in their second year are as follows (Please note: current part-time students must consult with Student Services for sequencing options, these part-time options reflect new sequencing for students starting in Fall 2018):

 

  1. 2L *REQUIRED* OFFERINGS (Full-Time Division)

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Business Entities (4 Credits) LAW 0516

Criminal Procedure (3 Credits) LAW 0645

 

Constitutional Law II (2 Credits) LAW 0629

 

 

Evidence (4 Credits) LAW 0614

 

ELA I (0 Credits) LAW 1088

Mandatory for any student whose GPA was below 2.8 in either of the student’s first two semesters of law school.

Optional for all students.

ELA II (0 Credits) LAW 1089

Mandatory for any student whose GPA was below 2.8 in both of the student’s first two semesters of law school or who, after completing the first semester of the second year of law school, does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.

Optional for all students.

10 credits of REQUIRED OFFERINGS

3 credits of REQUIRED OFFERINGS

 

2L *REQUIRED* Offerings (Part Time Division) Starting Fall 2018

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Criminal Procedure (3 Credits) LAW 0645

 

Constitutional Law I (4 Credits) LAW 0625

Business Entities (4 Credits) LAW 0516

 

 

Evidence (4 Credits) LAW 0614

 

 

ELA I (0 Credits) LAW 1088

 

Mandatory for any student whose GPA was below 2.8 in either of the

student’s first two semesters of law school.

 

Optional for all students.

ELA II (0 Credits) LAW 1089

Mandatory for any student whose GPA was below 2.8 in both of the student’s first two semesters of law school or who, after completing the first semester of the second year of law school, does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.

Optional for all students.

7 credits of REQUIRED OFFERINGS

8 credits of REQUIRED OFFERINGS

 

2L *REQUIRED* Offerings (Winter Start Full-Time Division)

Fall Semester 2L

Winter 2L

Business Entities (4 Credits) LAW 0516

Criminal Procedure (3 Credits) LAW 0645

Evidence (4 Credits) LAW 0614

Constitutional Law I (4 Credits) LAW 0625 (ONLY if not taken in the Fall)

Legal Research and Writing II (3 Credits) LAW 0663

Constitutional Law II (2 Credits) LAW 0629 (ONLY if taken Constitutional Law I in the Fall, or can be taken later)

Criminal Law (4 Credits) LAW 0670 (ONLY IF NOT TAKEN IN SUMMER)

Property (4 Credits) LAW 0653

Constitutional Law I (4 Credits) LAW 0625 (ONLY IF TAKEN CRIMINAL LAW IN SUMMER)

ELA II (0 Credits) LAW 1089

(if required)

ELA I (0 Credits) LAW 1088 (if required)

 

 

 

Summer 2L Semester or Fall 3L

Constitutional Law II (2 Credits) LAW 0629 (ONLY if not taken in Winter 2L)

 

 

            b) *MENU* Offerings (Full Time and Part Time Division)

 

You must select one from the following Offerings. Although you must take only one of these two instructional offerings in order to graduate, for full time, Fall start students, the only time when you will have a guaranteed seat in each of these instructional offerings is during the WINTER 2L SEMESTER (whether full time or part time). If you elect to take one of these instructional offerings in a later semester, you will have to wait until the All Student registration period or Drop/Add to see if a seat is available. *There is no guarantee that you will be able to take one of these courses if you do not take it during this semester.*

Family Law (3 Credits) LAW 0635

Second year preference course for full-time students and part-time students.

Wills and Trusts (4 Credits) LAW 0655

Second year preference course for full-time and part-time students.

 

OPTION: YOU MAY TAKE WILLS AND TRUSTS SEPARATELY IN YOUR 2L YEAR IF OFFERED IN THAT FORMAT IN ANY GIVEN ACADEMIC YEAR. THERE IS *NO GUARANTEE* THAT THE COURSE WILL BE OFFERED IN ANY PARTICULAR FORMAT IN ANY GIVEN SEMESTER:

 

Trusts (2 Credits) LAW 0956

Wills (2 Credits) LAW 0955