J.D. Program

Curriculum

During the first year, a student's foundation in basic doctrine, intellectual skills, oral presentation and self-confidence is rooted in the School's curriculum of required first-year courses:

  • Administrative Law
    Examines the nature and functions of federal administrative agencies and the legal controls on agency action.

  • Civil Procedure
    Examines the structure and function of civil procedure and the requirements of due process of law
  • is 1l year as bad as they sayConstitutional Law
    Analyzes selected issues concerning judicial review, federalism, separation of powers and individual rights
  • Contracts
    Examines equitable legal remedies for enforcing contracts, determining what promises are enforceable and analyzing elements of assent
  • Criminal Law
    Explores the basic principles of substantive criminal law, including the justifications for punishment, the essential elements of offenses, mitigating and exculpating defenses and various forms of criminal liability

  • Lawyering Lab
    Provides an intensive introduction to lawyering skills, including contract drafting, client counseling and negotiation
  • Property Law
    Undertakes a conceptual analysis of basic property law

  • Torts
    Evaluates the principles of civil recovery for injury, including strict liability, negligence and the intentional torts, with emphasis on the social, economic and moral underpinnings of the doctrines