Full-Time Program

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First-year students begin law studies with the Required Core Curriculum (RCC): Contracts, Torts, Property, Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law. Full-time students complete the RCC – with the exception of Constitutional Law - during their first academic year. The Constitutional Law course is taken along with electives during the second year. First-year courses generally run from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and from 9:00am to noon on Friday.

First-Year Schedule (Full-time Day)

Fall
Semester
Semester
Hours
Spring
Semester
Semester
Hours
Contracts 4.0 Property 4.0
Torts 4.0 Criminal Law 3.0
Legislation/Regulation 4.0 Civil Procedure 4.0
Legal Writing 3.0 Legal Writing 3.0
       
       
Total Hours 15.0 Total Hours 14.0
       

Full-time students are awarded a Juris Doctor degree upon satisfactory completion of 90 credit hours during a minimum of three academic years. You must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average to receive the JD degree.

The JD program at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is rigorous yet flexible, with full-time and part-time opportunities to address the needs and expectations of a diverse student population. Students completing their first year of full-time study may elect to complete subsequent semesters on a full-time or part-time (day and/or evening) basis.