La Verne Law’s Transformative Second Year Curriculum Features Pair of Semester-Long Simulations

During development of the La Verne Law Model for Legal Education, each year of study was given a specific designation. While all are essential components to the overall plan, the second year – The Experiential Year – is designed to be both unique and transformative.

The Experiential Year curriculum is built around two semester-long required skill tracks, team taught by La Verne Law faculty and experienced professionals.

► The Litigation Track combines Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy, all based upon a single problem coordinated by a full-time professor.

► The Transactional Law Track embraces Business Organizations, Sales and Negotiation/Mediation, again all based on a single problem coordinated by a full-time professor.

When combined with Foundational (first) and Enhancement (third/fourth) Year studies, the curriculum provided by the La Verne Model of Legal Education equips students with the tools for success, prepares them to confidently take the bar exam, and produces graduates possessing those skills highly sought by employers and the community.