Academic Success Requirements

Academic Success Requirements:

  • After 1L Spring Semester: Students in approximately the bottom 10% of their class at the end of their 1L year will be, during their 2L fall semester, (a) required to participate in Legal Method (LAW 363), a course normally to be taught by the professor supervising the Academic Support Program; and (b) required to take one bar exam course. (see list below) Please note that the list excludes Evidence, the one bar course we already require.
  • After 2L Fall Semester: Students in the bottom 20% of their class after their third semester will be required to take one bar exam course during their 2L spring semester.
  • After 2L Spring Semester: Students in the bottom 20% of their class after their fourth semester will be required to take (1) one bar exam course during their 3L fall semester; and (2) Core Skills and Concepts (LAW 250) during their 3L spring semester.
  • After 3L Fall Semester: Students in the bottom 20% of their class after their fifth semester will be required to take Core Skills and Concepts during their 3L spring semester.

Bar Exam Courses:

  • LAW 216 - Business Associations
  • LAW 225 - Conflict of Laws
  • LAW 148 - Core Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Concepts
  • LAW 233 - Criminal Procedure - Investigation
  • LAW 266 - Decedents' Estates and Trusts
  • LAW 289 - Family Law
  • LAW 293 - Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
  • LAW 405 - Remedies
  • LAW 413 - Sales
  • LAW 414 - Secured Transactions


(updated 4/19/2021)