The required core curriculum includes the following eight courses: Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law; Property; Torts; and Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research Skills I & II (Newark) or Legal Analysis, Writing and Research I & II (Camden). In addition, following completion of the core curriculum, students must successfully complete either Professional Responsibility or Legal Profession, the upperclass writing requirement, and the skills training requirement to graduate.

After completing their first-year requirements, students have free rein in choosing the direction of their legal education. While there are some upper-level courses required for graduation, including Professional Responsibility and a minimum number of skills and writing courses, students are free to choose whether they want to continue with the traditional lecture style of courses, partake in a more conversational seminar course, or even do hands-on work in a clinic, among other choices.

View our Student Learning Objectives and Competency Goals.

View our New York State Bar Skills and Values Requirement Pathway 1 Certification Policy.