Academic Program

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Required Summer Academic Program

Students admitted to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law through the LCOP program are required to attend a summer course beginning May 27, 2014. All undergraduate degree requirements must be completed by May 27, 2014.

Applicants admitted to the Legal Career Opportunity Program begin their studies in the summer by taking the following courses:


LAW 512

(4 Credit Hours)

Torts considers injuries to persons and property, both intentional and unintentional, and may include physical, dignitary, and economic harms. The course examines the three basic theories of civil liability--intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability--and considers issues of duty, causation, and defenses to liability. The course may also consider the overall goals of the torts

system, the allocation of responsibility between judge and jury, and the interplay of statues and the common law process.

Legal Process

LAW 556

(2 Credit Hours)

The course examines the making of law through the development of the common law and legislative and administrative processes. Students develop basic analytical skills that are critical to success in law school.

Students in LCOP should plan to attend class four nights a week in the summer, Monday through Thursday. The class time is 6 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. The course begins in late May and ends in mid-July.

In addition to the Legal Process course, LCOP students are strongly encouraged to participate in the law school's Academic Excellence Program.

LCOP students must have earned their undergraduate degree prior to the start of the summer course.


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