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Curriculum | School of Law | SIU

Curriculum

Requirements for the JD Degree

Requirements Credit Hours
11 First-Year Required Courses 32
4 Upper-Level Required Courses 14
Academic Advising Menu: Substance (must take 4 from list of approved Substance Menu courses) 10 to 12
Academic Advising Menu: Experiential Education (must take 6 credits from list of approved Experiential Education Menu courses) 6
1 Course to Fulfill Senior Writing Requirement 3 to 5
Total Credits Needed for Degree 90

Other Requirements

  • Passing Grade of 1.3 in all required courses
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.300 or above AND cumulative GPA of 2.300 or above in third-year of law school

All Courses

Course ID Credit
Hours
Course Title
LAW 518 2 to 3 Accounting for Lawyers
LAW 533 3 Administrative Law
LAW 638 3 Advanced Appellate Advocacy
LAW 571 1 to 2 Advanced Appellate Moot Court
LAW 508 1 Advanced Electronic Legal Research
LAW 650 3 Advanced Environmental Litigation
LAW 676 1 to 3 Advanced Legal Clinic
LAW 574 1 to 2 Advanced Mock Trial
LAW 524 3 Advanced Real Estate Transactions
LAW 636 2 Advanced Torts
LAW 637 3 or 4 Advanced Trial Advocacy
LAW 527 2 or 3 Agency and Partnership
LAW 560 2 or 3 Agricultural Law
LAW 640 3 Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAW 565 3 Antitrust
LAW 577 3 Bankruptcy
LAW 526 3 Basic Estate Planning
LAW 598 3 Bioethics and the Law
LAW 506 1 Business Boot Camp
LAW 554 3 or 4 Business Organizations
LAW 586 3 Business Planning
LAW 549 2 Children and the Law
LAW 673 1 to 6 Civil Practice Clinic
LAW 505 3 Civil Procedure I
LAW 535 3 Civil Procedure II
LAW 619 2 or 3 Civil Rights
LAW 570 2 or 3 Client Interviewing and Counseling
LAW 543 3 Conflict of Laws
LAW 509 4 Constitutional Law
LAW 519 2 or 3 Constitutional Law: Advanced Topics
LAW 584 2 or 3 Consumer Protection
LAW 511 3 Contracts I
LAW 512 3 Contracts II
LAW 562 3 Copyright Law
LAW 514 3 Corporate Taxation
LAW 528 3 Corporations
LAW 516 3 Criminal Law
LAW 594 3 Criminal Procedure: Post Investigations
LAW 529 3 Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial
LAW 609 1 to 3 Current Developments in American Law
LAW 608 1 to 3 Current Developments in International Law
LAW 600 3 Disability Law
LAW 674 1 to 6 Domestic Violence Clinic
LAW 575 3 to 4 Electronic Discovery
LAW 620 3 Employment Discrimination
LAW 622 3 Employment Law
LAW 548 3 Environmental Law
LAW 536 4 Evidence
LAW 540 3 Family Law
LAW 546 3 Federal Business Taxation
LAW 534 2 or 3 Federal Courts
LAW 525 3 or 4 Federal Income Taxation
LAW 601 2 or 3 First Amendment Rights
LAW 624 2 or 3 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
LAW 662 3 Health Care Legislation
LAW 596 3 Health Policy Law
LAW 593 3 Immigration Law
LAW 593C 1 Immigration Law Practice Experience
LAW 595 1 to 6 Independent Research and Writing
LAW 556 2 or 3 Insurance Law
LAW 630 3 Intellectual Property
LAW 633 3 Intellectual Property and Commercialization
LAW 559 3 International Business Transactions
LAW 606 3 International Criminal Law
LAW 558 3 International Law
LAW 498 3 Introduction to American Law and Legal System
LAW 517A 4 Introduction to Commercial Law
LAW 539 3 Introduction to Transactional Skills
LAW 572 1 to 2 Journal of Legal Medicine
LAW 672 2 to 6 Judicial Externship
LAW 557 2 or 3 Jurisprudence
LAW 677 1 to 6 Juvenile Justice Clinic
LAW 553 3 Labor Law
LAW 579 3 Land Use Planning
LAW 573 1 to 2 Law Journal
LAW 587 2 or 3 Law Practice Management
LAW 503A 3 Lawyering Skills I
LAW 504A 3 Lawyering Skills II
LAW 602 1 to 3 Legal Globalization and Comparative Law
LAW 580 3 Legal Profession
LAW 499A 3 Legal Research & Writing for Non-Lawyers I
LAW 499B 3 Legal Research & Writing for Non-Lawyers II
LAW 513A 3 Legislative and Administrative Process
Law 589 2 or 3 Mediation Skills
LAW 597C 1 Medical Malpractice Clinical Rotation
LAW 597 3 Medical Malpractice Law
LAW 552 2 or 3 Mental Health Law
LAW 651 3 Natural Resources Law
LAW 642 3 Negotiation
LAW 515 3 Partnership Taxation
LAW 563 3 Patent Law
LAW 521 3 Pre-Trial Advocacy
Law 542 3 Privacy Law
LAW 591 3 Products Liability
LAW 501B 0.5 Professionalism and the Law
LAW 501A 0.5 Professionalism and the Law
LAW 522 3 Property I
LAW 523 3 Property II
LAW 668 3 Public Health Law
LAW 675 1 to 6 Public Interest Externship
LAW 667 3 Regulation of Health Care Providers
LAW 555 3 Remedies
LAW 550 2 or 3 Securities Regulation
LAW 695 3 to 9 Semester in Practice Externship
LAW 691 6 to 9 Semester in Practice Externship - Criminal Practice
LAW 693 3 to 9 Semester in Practice Externship – Health Law and Policy
LAW 692 3 to 9 Semester in Practice Externship – State & Local Government
LAW 590 3 Senior Writing Seminar
LAW 618 3 Sentencing Law
LAW 583 2 or 3 Sports Law
LAW 585 3 State and Local Government
LAW 502 4 Torts
LAW 634 3 Trademarks and Unfair Competition
LAW 537 3 Trial Advocacy
LAW 531 3 or 4 Trusts and Estates
LAW 690 1 to 18 Visiting Student Program
LAW 568 3 Water Law
LAW 605 3 White Collar Crime
LAW 628 2 Women in Leadership Practicum
LAW 627 1 Women in Leadership Workshop
LAW 607 3 Workers’ Compensation