J.D. Program & Required Courses

UDM School of Law offers a three-year full-time program, four-year part-time day and evening programs, and a five-year part-time evening program, all leading to the J.D. degree.

  • Full-time Day Program
    30 credits per year for completion in 3 years

       First-Year Courses

       Fall:       Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property,
                    Torts
       Winter:  Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property,
                    Criminal Law

  • Part-time Day Program 
    24 credits per year for completion in 4 years

       First-Year Courses

       Fall:       Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts
       Winter:  Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts,
                    Criminal Law

  • Extended Day Program
    18 credits per year for completion in 5 years

       First-Year Courses

       Fall:       Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts
       Winter:  Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts

  • Evening Program
    24 credits per year for completion in 4 years

       First-Year Courses      

       Fall:       Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts
       Winter:  Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts,
                    Criminal Law

  • Extended Evening Program
    18 credits per year completion in 5 years

       First-Year Courses

       Fall:       Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts
       Winter:  Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, Civil Procedure, Contracts

A detailed estimate outlining cost of attendance for each program is available from Financial Aid.

Required Courses

J.D. required courses include: Contracts, Property, Torts, Civil Procedure, Applied Legal Theory and Analysis (ALTA), Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Taxation, up to two Law Firm Program courses, a Clinic, an International Law elective, and an upper-level writing requirement.