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FULL-TIME J.D. PROGRAM

PART-TIME J.D. PROGRAMS

Southwestern’s traditional day program is designed for students who are able to

The part-time evening program accommodates the needs of students who must

devote themselves to three academic years of full-time study.

maintain a full work schedule while earning their law degree.

Students in the full-time program take 10 to 16 units each semester to complete the

PLEAS (Part-time Legal Education Alternative at Southwestern) is one of the

minimum 87 units required for the J.D. degree.

few J.D. programs in the country that features a unique part-time day schedule designed for students with child or elder care responsibilities. A part-time day

Required Courses for Full-Time Day Program FIRST YEAR FALL Courses Civil Procedure I & II Contracts I & II Criminal Law LAWS I & II1 Torts or Property Elective2 TOTAL

SECOND YEAR Business Associations Constitutional Law I & II Evidence

SPRING Units 3 2

All part-time students take 8 to 11 units each semester and two summer sessions

Required Courses for Part-Time Evening, Part-Time Day and PLEAS Programs* FIRST YEAR FALL SPRING

15

3 4 3 15

FALL

SPRING

2 3 3 3 4

4 3 4

FIRST3, SECOND OR THIRD YEAR

FALL

Constitutional Criminal Procedure4 Legal Profession4 Professional Skills Requirement Upper Division Writing Requirement

3 2 or 3 1, 2 or 3 2 or 3

or or or or or or

4 3 4 3 2 or 3 1, 2 or 3 2 or 3

Civil Procedure I & II Constitutional Law I & II Property Electives3 TOTAL

3 Spring semester 4 If not taken as an elective in first year (required for graduation)

Having the flexibility of four different J.D. programs shows that Southwestern is truly committed to providing the opportunity to pursue legal education to people from all walks of life.”

www.swlaw.edu/academics/jd/dayprogram www.swlaw.edu/academics/jd/eveningprogram www.swlaw.edu/academics/jd/pleas

Courses Contracts I & II1 Criminal Law1 LAWS I & II2 Torts1 TOTAL

SECOND YEAR

2 Elective choices include such courses as Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Copyright Law, History of American Law, Legal Profession, and Public International Law, among others

– Marisa-Andrea Moore ’07, PLEAS Program, Attorney at Law

to complete the 87 units required to earn the J.D. degree in four years.

SPRING

1 Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills

4

option is also available to other students.

Units 3 3 3

THIRD YEAR

2

9

3 4 9

FALL

SPRING

2 3 4 2 11

3 3 2 to 5 8 – 11

FALL

Business Associations Evidence

4 4

SECOND, THIRD OR FOURTH YEAR

SPRING or or

FALL

Constitutional Criminal Procedure4 Legal Profession4 Professional Skills Requirement Upper Division Writing Requirement

3 2 or 3 1, 2 or 3 2 or 3

4 4

SPRING or or or or

3 2 or 3 1, 2 or 3 2 or 3

SUMMER OPTIONS Electives * Note: Part-Time Day and PLEAS Programs required courses are similar to the Evening but may differ slightly by semester in the second, third and fourth years.

2 to 6 1

For the Evening Program, Contracts is 2 units in Fall and 3 units in Spring, Criminal Law is in Spring, and Torts is in Fall

2 Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills 3 Elective choices include such courses as Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Copyright Law, History of American Law, Legal Profession, and Public International Law, among others 4 If not taken as an elective in second year (required for graduation).

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