Law Curriculum Sorting Guide: Additional Graduation Requirements

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V. Additional Graduation Requirements—ALL STUDENTS

 

            Beyond the required and menu first and second year core instructional offerings, each student is required to complete a series of additional instructional offerings designed to prepare the student for Bar passage, and instill the necessary skill sets for general or specialized practice upon graduation. These offerings are listed here in four categories. For full information on prerequisites and co-requisites, please consult the Course Descriptions.

a) Upper Level Writing Requirement (1 course required or the equivalent alternative allowed under the academic code)

b) Experiential Learning (6 credits required)

c) Professional Responsibility (1 required course)

d) Multistate Bar Exam Lab and Florida Bar Exam Lab (2 required courses or an exemption allowed under the academic code for non-Florida Bar exam takers)

 

 

(a) Students must complete an upper level writing requirement (satisfied through any approved writing requirement courses, or through approval of a Law Review/Journal paper. Students must earn a C+ or better for the writing requirement course, which can be completed any time in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year).

 

The approved upper class writing requirement offerings when taught by full-time faculty or emeritus faculty are: 

 

American Legal History Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0793 (online) or LAW 0794

 

Animal Law Legislation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0795

 

Appellate Practice Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0874

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Art Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0643

 

Bioethics Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0897 

 

Business Planning Workshop (3 credits) LAW 0807

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Caribbean Law Seminar  or Online Seminar (2 credits) LAW 4674

Civil Rights Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0615

Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1060

Comparative Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0668

Current Constitutional Issues Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0796

Elder Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0737

Environmental Enforcement Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0780

Estate Planning Workshop (3 credits) LAW 0725

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Florida Land Development Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1016

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Jewish Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1074

Jurisprudence Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0735

Law, Finance and Markets Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 4678

Law and Literature Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0718

Law and Medicine Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0895

Legislation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0859

b) Experiential Learning (6 Credits required)

 

Appellate Practice Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0874

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Bankruptcy Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0601

 

Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic (5-7 Credits) LAW 0086

 

Business Planning Workshop (3 credits) LAW 0807

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Charitable Organizations Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1051

 

Children and Families Clinic (6-12 Credits) LAW 0929

 

Civil Field Placement Clinic (6 or 12 Credits) LAW 0826

 

Civil Pre-Trial Practice (3 Credits) LAW 0517

 

Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement (4-5 Credits) LAW 1851

 

Consumer Protection Internship Clinic (3 Credits) LAW 0029

 

Criminal Justice Field Placement Clinic (9 Credits) LAW 0853

 

Criminal Pre-Trial Practice (2 Credits) LAW 0711

 

Criminal Procedure II Workshop, (2 Credits) LAW 0634

 

Death Penalty Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0018

Dependency Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 2001

Dispute Resolution Clinic Placement (8 Credits) LAW 0844

Drafting and Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses (2 Credits) LAW 0600

 

Electronic Discovery, Digital Evidence and Information Governance Workshop

(2 Credits) LAW 0200

 

Estate Planning Workshop (3 credits) LAW 0725

(may use to satisfy the upper level writing requirement OR the experiential learning requirement but not both)

 

Florida Land Development Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1016

 

Health Law Workshop (3 credits) LAW 1044

 

Interviewing and Counseling (2 Credits) LAW 1062

 

Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating (3 Credits) LAW 0665

 

Judicial Field Placement (3 Credits) LAW 0799

 

Landlord Tenant Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1070

 

Law Office Management Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0651

 

Law Practice Business and Technology (2 Credits) LAW 0092

 

Lawyers as Advocates: Rhetoric, Modes of Persuasion & Public Policy Campaigns (2 Credits) LAW 1000

 

Legal Drafting Workshop (2 credits) LAW 0752
 

Mediation Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0522
 

Negotiating Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0672 or online LAW 4672

 

Patent Prosecution (2 Credits) LAW 0819

 

Post-Conviction Relief Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1001

 

Probate Law Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0713

 

Real Property Transactions Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0751

Real Property Complex Transactions Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1151

Sentencing Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1076

 

Street Law Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1005

 

Trial Advocacy (3 Credits) LAW 0890

Will Drafting Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0524

 

 

c. Professional Responsibility (1 course)

            All students are required to take the course Professional Responsibility (3 Credits) LAW 0649 during any semester AFTER their first year. This is a fundamental, foundational course examining the lawyer's professional role and social responsibilities, and emphasizing the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics include disclosure and confidentiality, conflicts of interest, fees, advertising, group legal services, corporate counsel, and pro bono representation. The course also introduces students to the Code of Judicial Conduct. It impacts every area of study. Students should consider when they plan to sit for the national Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) (available August and November to students completing their first year of law school) and plan the course into their schedule accordingly. Students should note that under the rules of admission to the Florida Bar, a valid passing MPRE score must be obtained within 25 months of passing the Florida Bar examination, or sit for the MPRE again. Students sitting for a bar exam in another jurisdiction must check their local bar rules for the time period in which a passing MPRE score may be obtained.

d. Multistate Bar Exam Lab and Florida Bar Exam Lab (2 courses)        

            NSU Law requires two mandatory courses to give students the skills needed to prepare for the bar exam. One course focuses on the subjects tested on the Multistate portion of the bar exam, while the second required course focuses on the subjects tested on the Florida portion of the bar exam. Students are required to take these two courses in the last two semesters before graduation. These courses are available in person, and in certain instances, on-line. Students registered to sit for a bar exam in a state other than Florida may be exempt from taking the Florida Bar Exam Lab upon the approval in writing of the Associate Dean for the Academic Success and Professionalism Program. The courses are listed in the course catalog as:

Students should consult the Code of Academic Regulations for more information about which semester during their last two semesters to take each course, options for part-time and clinic students, as well as special options for students sitting for another state’s Bar exam.

 

*3L/4L ASP Curriculum.  (Full or part time division, students must take both of these lab courses, totaling 3 credits, in their final two semesters of law school.)

 

Fall or Spring, during final two semesters

Fall or Spring, during final two semesters

MBE Lab (1 Credit) LAW 1831

Mandatory for all students.

FBE Lab (2 Credit) LAW 1833

Mandatory for all students, unless sufficient proof is submitted that student will not take the Florida Bar Exam.

1 Credit

2 Credits