Saint Louis University

After completing the first-year requirements, students can select from a variety of offerings to complete the minimum 91 hours to graduate. The majority of upper division courses are elective with the exception of the requirements listed below. Of these upper division requirements, only the Legal Profession requirement is a mandated course per se. Students choose among many options available in fulfilling the  humanities, professional skills and seminar requirements.

Upper Division Requirements
Humanities Course or Seminar (2-3)
Legal Profession (Professional Ethics) (3)
Professional Skills Course (2-3)
Seminar (2)
Electives include both bar preparation courses and specialized courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take an appropriate balance of bar courses and specialized courses.  Below are a small sampling of elective courses. For a more comprehensive list of recent offerings, see our current brochure.  

Bar Preparation Course Examples

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Business Associations
  • Federal Courts
  • Evidence
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation
  • Family Law
  • Remedies
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Taxation

Specialized Course Examples

International & Comparative Law

  • Comparative Law
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Immigration Law
  • European Union Law

Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition
  • Copyright
  • Patent Law
  • Anatomy of a Patent

Health Law

  • Health Care Law
  • Bioethics and the Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Disability Discrimination Law
  • Drug & Device Regulation
  • Health Care Finance & Business Planning
  • Fraud & Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Transactional Health Care Practice

Civil Litigation & Criminal Litigation

  • Trial Advocacy I & II
  • Moot Court I & II
  • Civil Practice
  • Civil Advocacy and In-house clinic
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy and In-house clinic
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Death Penalty Seminar
  • White Collar Crime Seminar
  • Complex Litigation Seminar
  • Electronic Discovery

Employment Law

  • Labor Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Relations
  • Disability Discrimination Law
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Workers' Compensation

Business Transactions & Taxation

  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Tax
  • Corporate Finance
  • Partnership Tax
  • International Tax
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Credit Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Banking Regulation

Urban Development & Environmental Law

  • Land Use
  • Urban Issues Symposium
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Advanced Real Estate Transactions