Law (J.D.)

Required course work includes the College of Law requirements and the following:

LAW 805Civil Procedure & Intro to Law2
LAW 806Civil Procedure II3
LAW 807Property4
LAW 809Torts4
LAW 812Criminal Law3
LAW 813Contracts2
LAW 814Contracts II3
LAW 815Legal Writing and Analysis0-5
LAW 816Constitutional Law I3
LAW 821Legal Research1
LAW 905Constitutional Law II3
LAW 907Administrative Law3
LAW 919Business Associations4
LAW 950Evidence3
LAW 962Professional Responsibility3
Select 6 credits from the following experiential learning courses:6
Water Law Practicum
Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Estate Planning
Trial Advocacy
Lawyering Process Seminar
Legal Aid Clinic
Classroom Credit Public Service Externship
Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
Judicial Clerkship Seminar
Skill Practicum
Economic Development Clinic
Main Street Law Clinic
Immigration Law Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Tax Clinic
Satisfaction of the Upper-Division Writing Requirement through Law Review, or a Directed Study, or particular designated courses each year
50 Hours of uncompensated law related pro bono service
Total Hours47-52

Courses to total 90 credits for this degree.

Students may choose to complete one of the following four emphases. To complete a J.D. with any of the listed emphases a student must complete the above general J.D. requirements and the requirements of one of the emphases.

A. Business Law and Entrepreneurship Emphasis

Students pursuing this emphasis must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each course taken to satisfy Business Law & Entrepreneurship emphasis requirements, plus a cumulative 2.50 grade point average over all courses used to satisfy Business Law & Entrepreneurship emphasis requirements.

LAW 919Business Associations4
LAW 925Property Security3
LAW 930Taxation3-4
Select one paper class from the following:4
Critical Legal Studies Journal
Law Review
Directed Study
Select one skills class from the following:2-3
Civil Mediation
Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Estate Planning
Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
Economic Development Clinic
Tax Clinic
Select one of the following groups of courses:12
Group A, Commercial Law Track
Negotiable Instruments, Bank Collections and Deposits, and Other Payment Systems
Sales
Select 6 credits from the following:
Corporate Taxation
Administrative Law
Suretyship and Guaranty
Bankruptcy
Partnership and LLC Taxation
Real Estate Transactions
Group B, Enterprise Organization Track
Select 12 credit from the following:
Advanced Torts
Corporate Taxation
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Administrative Law
Workplace Law
Antitrust
Securities Regulation
Accounting for Lawyers
Trademarks and Trade Dress
Sales
Partnership and LLC Taxation
Real Estate Transactions
White Collar Crime
Group C, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Track
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Select two from the following:
Trademarks and Trade Dress
Patents
Copyrights
Select 5 credits from the following:
Administrative Law
Antitrust
Internet Law
Trademarks and Trade Dress
Patents
Copyrights
Mass Media Law
Total Hours28-30

Courses to total 90 credits for this degree

B. Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Emphasis

Students pursuing this emphasis must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each course taken to satisfy Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution emphasis requirements, plus a cumulative 2.50 grade point average over all courses used to satisfy Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution emphasis requirements.

LAW 917Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution3
LAW 950Evidence3
Select one trial skills course from the following:2-3
Trial Skills
Trial Advocacy
Select one mediation course from the following:2
Civil Mediation
Family Mediation
Select one skills course from the following:1-5
Moot Court
Mock Trial
Non-Classroom Credit Public Service Externship
Legal Aid Clinic
Classroom Credit Public Service Externship
Semester in Practice
Main Street Law Clinic
Immigration Law Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Tax Clinic
Select 10 credits from the following: 1, 210
Federal Courts
Administrative Law
Dispute Resolution
Public International Law
International Human Rights
Remedies
Criminal Procedure: Investigations
Appellate Advocacy Program
Conflict of Laws
Legal Drafting
Advanced Legal Writing
Advanced Legal Research
Lawyering Process Seminar
Legal Aid Clinic
Classroom Credit Public Service Externship
Semester in Practice
Clinical Lab
Immigration Law and Policy
Main Street Law Clinic
Immigration Law Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Tax Clinic
Total Hours21-26

Courses to total 90 credits for this degree

C. Native American Law Emphasis

Students pursuing this emphasis must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each course taken to satisfy Native American Law emphasis requirements, plus a cumulative 2.50 grade point average over all courses used to satisfy Native American Law emphasis requirements.

LAW 949Native American Law3
LAW 928Tribal Nation Economics and Law3
or LAW 979 Native American Natural Resource Law
Select one of the following Tracks:6
Economics Development Track 1
Select 6 credits from the following:
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Administrative Law
Workplace Law
Antitrust
Business Associations
Accounting for Lawyers
Negotiable Instruments, Bank Collections and Deposits, and Other Payment Systems
Property Security
Bankruptcy
Partnership and LLC Taxation
Taxation
Patents
Estate Planning
Community Property
Real Estate Transactions (Max 3 credits)
Family Law Track 1
Select 6 credits from the the following:
Family Mediation
International Human Rights
Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Family Law
Children and the Law
Elder Law
Immigration Law and Policy
Governance Track 1
Select 6 credits from the following:
Federal Courts
Administrative Law
Workplace Law
Civil Mediation
Public International Law
Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Land-Use Law and Planning
Critical Legal Studies
Conflict of Laws
Natural Resource Management Track 1
Select 6 credits from the following:
Natural Resource Law Seminar
Land-Use Law and Planning
Wildlife Law and Policy
International Environmental and Water Law
Law, Science, and the Environment
Water Law I
Water and Energy Policy Seminar
Environmental Law
Public Lands and Resources Law
Environmental Policy
Water Law II
Self Directed Track 1
Six credits in courses pre-approved by the Native American Law Advisor emphasis advisor
Total Hours12

Courses to total 90 credits for this degree

D. Natural Resources and Environmental Law Emphasis

Students pursuing this emphasis must earn a minimum grade of 'C' in each course taken to satisfy Natural Resources and Environmental Law emphasis requirements, plus a cumulative 2.50 grade point average over all courses used to satisfy Natural Resources and Environmental Law emphasis requirements.

LAW 907Administrative Law3
LAW 971Lawyering Process Seminar2
Select 10 credits from the following:10
Natural Resource and Environmental Law Field Course
Water Law Practicum
Natural Resource Law Seminar
Land-Use Law and Planning
Wildlife Law and Policy
International Environmental and Water Law
Law, Science, and the Environment
Water Law I
Water and Energy Policy Seminar
Environmental Law
Public Lands and Resources Law
Environmental Policy
Water Law II
Native American Natural Resource Law
Economic Development Clinic
Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources
Total Hours15

Courses to total 90 credits for this degree