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Second & Third Year Information & Requirements

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To graduate, a student must have satisfactorily completed 90 semester hours of credit, including all required courses, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.20 or better. Required courses in the third semester include Constitutional Law II (600), Basic Legal Research II (512), and Legal Writing & Advocacy II (501). In addition, Introduction to Lawyering Skills (720) must be taken during the second year. Other requirements for graduation include: Professional Responsibility (735), the upper-division writing requirement, and for students matriculating Fall 2015 or after, participation in a Clinic or Externship (at least 3 credit hours).

The other courses needed to fulfill the 90 semester hours required for graduation may be selected from a broad range of offerings. The upper-level elective courses build upon the first year curriculum, provide training in litigation and other lawyering skills, and offer exposure to the full range of practice areas engaged in by lawyers.  In addition, the upper-level College of Law curriculum offers several certificate programs.

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