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Upper Division Courses

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 professional skills and seminar requirements.

Upper Division Requirements

Perspectives on Law Course or Seminar (1-3)*
Legal Profession (Professional Ethics) (3)
Experiential Courses (6)
Seminar (2)

*Perspectives on Law courses are only required for students who entered law school in 2019 or before.


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

Specialized Course Examples

International & Comparative Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Law
  • International Sale of Goods
  • International Trade Law
Intellectual Property
  • Anatomy of a Patent
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition
Health Law
  • Bioethics and the Law
  • Disability Law
  • Fraud, Abuse and Health Care Regulation
  • Health Care Finance & Business Planning
  • Health Care Law
  • Products Liability
  • Transactional Health Care Practice
Civil Litigation & Criminal Litigation
  • Civil Advocacy and Clinic
  • Civil Practice
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy and Clinic
  • Federal Criminal Prosecution
  • Moot Court I & II
  • Sem: Death Penalty
  • Sem: Famous Criminal Trials
  • Sem: Psychology of the Courtroom
  • Sem: White Collar Crime
  • Trial Advocacy I & II
Employment Law
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Transactions & Taxation
Business and Tax
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • International Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Wealth Transfer Taxation
Urban Development & Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use Control
  • State and Local Government Law
  • Urban Issues Symposium