Curricular Offerings

Required Courses

First Year

Fall
Foundations of Law I
Contracts I
Torts I
Property I
Civil Procedure I
Lawyering Skills I
Spring
Foundations of Law II
Contracts II
Torts II
Property II
Civil Procedure II
Lawyering Skills II

Second Year

Fall
Constitutional Law I
Criminal Law
Evidence
Business Associations
Lawyering Skills III
Taxation of Individuals+
Spring
Constitutional Law II
Criminal Procedure
Evidence
Professional Responsibility*
Lawyering Skills IV
Taxation of Individuals+

Third Year

Fall
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Lawyering Skills V (can be satisfied spring of second year)

Spring
Lawyering Skills VI (can be satisfied as early as fall in the second year)
Lawyering Skills V (fall or spring)


*  Must be taken in the second year (or during intensive session)
+ Must be taken fall or spring semester of second year or
    fall semester of third year


Elective Courses
Subject to availability

Scheduling of elective courses is at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

FALL                                    SPRING

542 Advanced Criminal Procedure (3)
605 Children and the Law Seminar (2) 
615 Taxation of Estates and Gifts (3)
637 Basic Uniform Commercial Code (3)

581 Jurisprudence (3) (odd years)     
 582 Law and Economics (2)

644 Securities Regulation (3)
648 Law of  Nonprofits (2)
655 Bankruptcy (3)
585 Legal History (3) (even years)
601 Family Law (3)
608 Adoption Law (2)

665 Entertainment Law (2)                      
705 First Amendment Law Seminar (2)
721 State and Local Government (3)

610 Child Abuse and the Law (2)   
621 Estate Planning (3)
630 Accounting for Lawyers (2)***
637 Basic Uniform Com. Code (3)

741 International Law (3)
747 Immigration Law and Policy (2)
755 Bioethics and the Law (3)
641 Taxation of Businesses (3)
643 Mergers and Acquisitions (2)
645 Business Planning (3)
765 Sexual Behavior and the Law (2)
781 Employment Law (3)
785 Land Use and Zoning (3)
651 Real Estate Trans.and Dev.(3)     
661 Intellectual Property (3)
711 Federal Jurisdiction (3)

804 Virginia Criminal Procedure (1)++
805 Insurance Law (3)                
831 Appellate Advocacy(2)                     

715 Conflict of Laws (2)
725 School Law Seminar (2)        
832 Advanced Appellate Advocacy (1)
833 Trial Team (1)    
740 Israel and Middle Eastern
       Int'l Law and Policy (3)+++              
851 Constitutional Litigation Clinic (2)
 855 Prosecution Clinic (2)
861 Externship (2)
743 International Human Rights (2)
745 International Business Trans. (2)
760 Public Policy Lawyering Skills (2)**
862 Criminal Law Externship (2)
863 Judicial Clerks Externship (2)
 868 Dir. Research in Law and Policy (2) 

761 Public Policy Survey (2)
771 Administrative Law (3)

871 Independent Study (1-3)
881 Law Review Candidacy (1)
 883 Law Review Senior Staff I (1)
801 Remedies (3)
802 Virginia Practice (1)
803 Virginia Civil Procedure (2)
885 Law Review Editorial Board I (2)
904 Advanced Research and Writing (2)
 
804 Virginia Criminal Procedure (1)++
815 Law Office Management (2)
 821 Mediation (2)
*Must be taken in second year (or during
intensive session)

825 Advanced Trial Advocacy (3)        
826 Real Property Litigation (1)
832 Advanced Appellate Advocacy (1)

+Must be taken fall or spring of second year or fall semester of third year

**August summer intensive
833 Trial Team (1)
851 Constitutional Litigation Clinic (2)
861 Externship (2)
862 Criminal Law Externship (2)
***Intensive
++Winter intensive, fall or spring
+++Summer intensive




 
863 Judicial Clerks Externship (2)
868 Dir. Res. in Law and Policy (2)
871 Independent Study (1-3)
882 Law Review Junior Staff (1)
884 Law Review Senior Staff II (1)
 886 Law Review Editorial Board II (2)
901 Advanced Bar Studies (3)
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Elective Courses Listed by Category
Subject to availability

Jurisprudence and Legal History
Jurisprudence (odd years)
Law and Economics
Legal History (even years)

Family Law
Family Law
Adoption Law
Children and the Law Seminar
Child Abuse and the Law
Taxation of Estates and Gifts
Estate Planning

Business Law
Accounting for Lawyers
Basic Uniform Commercial Code
Taxation of Businesses
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities Regulation
Business Planning
Law of Nonprofits
Real Estate Transactions and Development
Bankruptcy
Intellectual Property 
Entertainment Law
Real Property Litigation

Constitutional Law and Jurisdiction 
First Amendment Law Seminar
Federal Jurisdiction
Conflict of Laws
State and Local Government
School Law Seminar
Israel and Middle Eastern International Law and Policy
International Law
International Human Rights
International Business Transactions
Immigration Law
Bioethics and the Law
Public Policy Survey
Public Policy Lawyering Skills**
Sexual Behavior and the Law

Administrative Law
Administrative Law
Employment Law
Land Use and Zoning 
Real Property Litigation

Trial Practice
Remedies
Virginia Practice
Virginia Civil Procedure
Virginia Criminal Procedure
Insurance Law
Law Office Management
Mediation
Advanced Trial Advocacy
Appellate Advocacy
Advanced Appellate Advocacy
Trial Team

Study Outside the Classroom
Constitutional Litigation Clinic
Prosecution Clinic
Externship
Criminal Law Externship
Judicial Clerks Externship
Directed Research in Law and Policy
Independent Study

Other
Law Review Candidacy
Law Review Junior Staff
Law Review Senior Staff I
Law Review Senior Staff II
Law Review Editorial Board I
Law Review Editorial Board II
Advanced Bar Studies
Advanced Research and Writing