The College of Law has both full-time and part-time J.D. programs. The full-time program requires three years of study, while the part-time program requires four years of study. Both full-time and part-time student must complete 88 semester units for the J.D. degree. While our course offerings are continuously evolving, below is a sample of current course listings:

Required Courses

Foundational Courses
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Contract Law: Doctrine, Values and Skills
Criminal Law/Introduction to Legal Skills II
Real Property: Doctrine, Values and Skills
Torts/Introduction to Legal Skills I
Upper Division Courses
Litigation Track
       Criminal Procedure: Investigation
       Evidence
       Trial Advocacy
Transactional Track
       Business Organizations
       Sales
       Negotiation
Professional Responsibility
Multistate Bar Strategies
Strategic Legal Methods*
Wills And Trusts

Elective Courses

Administrative Law
Advanced Appellate Advocacy
Advanced Legal Research
Advanced Remedies Seminar
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternate Dispute Resolution Competition Team
Antidiscrimination Seminar
Antitrust And Trade Regulation
Arbitration
Bankruptcy
California Civil Procedure
California Performance Test Strategies
California Real Estate Practice
Capital Punishment Seminar
Civil Rights Law
Clinical Externships
Community Property
Conflict Of Laws
Copyright Law
Corporate Taxation
Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial, Trial, And Sentencing
Disability Rights Legal Center Clinic
Discovery Techniques and Practices
Employment Law Seminar
Employment Relations
Entertainment Law
Environmental Law
Estate And Gift Taxation
Estate Planning
Family Law
Federal Courts
Federal Income Taxation
Federal Indian Law
Health Care Law And Policy
Immigration Law
Independent Research
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Overview
International Commercial Arbitration
International Law
Issues In Constitutional Law Seminar
Justice And Immigration Clinic
Juvenile Law
Law and Terrorism Seminar
Law Practice Management
Law Review Production
Law Review Seminar
Mass Media for Lawyers
Mediation
Mediation Ethics Seminar
Mediation Practicum
National Moot Court Competition Team
Non-Profit Corporate Governance
Patent Law
Race and the Law
Remedies
Secured Transactions
Special Education Law
Sports Law
Strategic Legal Methods I and II
Trademark Law
Trial Advocacy
Video Game Law Seminar
White Collar Crime

*Strategic Legal Methods I and II are required only for those students who earn less than a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 by the end of their second semester of study.