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Full-Time Day Division

Students usually complete the full-time day program in three years. Classes meet Monday through Friday, with an occasional advanced elective on Saturday. Classes vary in length from one to three hours.

A full-time student must take between twelve and fifteen credits per semester. Students should anticipate three hours of preparation for each hour of class.

Required Curriculum

First-Year Requirements Units
Contracts I & II 6
Lawyering Skills 1 and 2 (Formerly Legal Writing I & II) 4
Real Property I & II 6
Torts I & II 6
Civil Procedure 4
Criminal Law 3
Second-Year Requirements Units
Constitutional Law I & II 6
(Legal Methods I)* 1
(Legal Methods II)* 1
Third-Year Requirements Units
Lawyering Skills 4 (Formerly Professional Skills II) 2
Legal Analysis Workshop 3
Remaining Required Courses** Units
Business Associations 4
Professional Responsibility 3
Lawyering Skills 3 (Formerly Professional Skills I) 2
Criminal Procedure 3
Evidence 4
Required Units 56
Elective Units 31
Total Units Required for Graduation 87

Note: The following elective courses are not required, but are highly recommended.

Community Property
Legal Analysis Strategies
Wills and Trusts

*Rising 2L students who completed their first year with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.92, will be pre-enrolled in Legal Methods I for the Fall semester and Legal Methods II for the Spring semester. This is a year-long class but if students demonstrate a sufficient level of writing and test-taking skills by the end of the of the first semester, they will be able to grade out of the second semester. The criteria is listed in the course syllabus.
**It is recommended that students take these courses in their 2L year.

Upcoming Events

LA County Alumni Mixer
April 17, 2014 5:30pm-7:00pm

Getting a Jump Start on Success in Law School
April 26, 2014 12:00pm-2:00pm

Class of 2014 Commencement
May 17, 2014 10:00am-12:00pm