Full-time students devote a substantial amount of their time during the academic year to the study of law. The full-time program is six semesters long (three academic years) with most classes held between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. However, during their upperclass years, full-time students may also take courses in the part-time program, which are typically held in the evenings.
During their first year, full-time students take 30 credits of required course work, and have the opportunity to request a seat in the optional one-week, 1-credit course "Week One: Law in a Global Context," which meets in early January. After the first year, students are required to take a course in Professional Responsibility and fulfill the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement in addition to their elective course of study. In the upperclass years, full-time students are expected to enroll in 12-16 credit hours each semester.
The essays in the Curriculum Guide suggest how upperclass students might design their upperclass curriculum.