Whittier Law School recognizes that work and family obligations limit some students’ ability to participate in a traditional full-time day law program. To accommodate such students, Whittier Law School offers a part-time day program. Students normally complete the part-time day program in four years. Part-time students must enroll in eight to eleven credit hours each semester. Many take additional credit hours during summer term. Part-time day program classes generally meet two or three days a week.
|First-Year Required Courses||Units|
|Contracts I & II||6|
|Lawyering Skills 1 & 2 (Formerly Legal Writing I & II)||4|
|Torts I & II||6|
|Second-Year Required Courses||Units|
|Constitutional Law I & II||6|
|Real Property I & II||6|
|(Legal Methods I)*||1|
|(Legal Methods II)*||1|
|Remaining Required Courses||Units|
|Lawyering Skills 3 (Formerly Professional Skills I)||2|
|Legal Analysis Workshop**||3|
|Lawyering Skills 4 (Formerly Professional Skills II)**||2|
*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.
**PT students should take these courses in their final year. Students should take Evidence and Criminal Procedure before Legal Analysis Workshop.
Note: The following elective courses are not required, but are highly recommended.
Note: Most part-time students take courses during one or two summer sessions.