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The academic calendar, course descriptions, and final exam schedule are listed below and are great guides when selecting courses.

Course Schedule and Exam Schedule »

Academic Course Descriptions »

Required Courses

There are two required classes for all JM students:

  • Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Analysis, Research, and Communication for Non-Lawyers

In addition, all JM students are required to take a 1L foundational course during their first or second semester. They must take a 1L foundational course before or concurrent with any upper-level course.

While only one 1L foundational course is required, we recommend JM students take two or three to acquire a solid understanding of the case law method of learning. Foundational courses move at a relatively slow pace and require approximately 20 pages of reading per class. The balance of your coursework reflects your professional interests, with a range of concentrations from which you can customize to meet your goals.

You will also be asked to schedule an appointment with Rebecca Purdom to discuss your course requests and answer any questions that you have.