What choice of majors does a prospective student have?
You do not have a “major” in law school as you did in undergraduate school. In order to pass the bar exam, a law student must demonstrate competency in all areas of the law. To accomplish this goal the Law School’s curriculum is structured so that 62 of the 88 hours needed for graduation are required core classes. In the remaining hours you can choose from a wide range of elective courses that you can structure around your particular interests.
At the beginning of your third semester, you will have the option to more formally concentrate your upper level coursework and earn a certification in a particular practice area. Currently, the Law School offer five distinct tracks:
- Law Practice & Entrepreneurship – Because this track covers the broadest range of bar-related subjects, this is the required track for all students who are in the bottom 25% of their class at the beginning of their third semester.
- Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
- Business & Non-Profit Law
- Criminal Law & Public Interest
- Regulatory & Government Affairs