Three-Year Full-time Program
(two-and-one-half year "early out" program also available)
Classes are usually held Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Class sessions are organized as follows:
7:30 to 8:50 a.m.
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
1:10 to 2:40 p.m.
3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Full-time students could have one class in the morning and two in the afternoon, or the reverse could be true. Full-time students would not normally be expected to have four classes in one day.
Four-Year Part-time Program
(three-and-one-half year "early out" program also available)
Classes are usually held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:40 to 9:40 p.m. for the first two years as students take REQUIRED classes. During the third and fourth years, three-hour ELECTIVE classes could be held any night, Monday through Thursday. The student decides which three nights he/she would like to attend, based on the course schedule.
Total semester credit hours required to graduate: 88
Graduation with Honors:
Summa Cum Laude:
3.60 and higher
Magna Cum Laude:
3.40 to 3.59
3.20 to 3.39
The Writing Program:
In recognition of the pivotal importance of written and oral communication, the School of Law has developed an intensive writing program. The writing program integrates research and writing in a client-based, problem-solving structure. Students have a law librarian research mentor and a full-time legal writing professor. Both expositive and persuasive writing skills are emphasized. An upper-class course in Legal Drafting is also required. A major research paper, known as the General Writing Requirement, completes the writing program.