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For students matriculating summer 2017 and later:

Our curriculum is focused, innovative, and constructed to help our students obtain the skills, knowledge, and professionalism they’ll need as beginning lawyers. For students matriculating in summer 2017 and later, the requirements are as follows*:

 

Degree Requirements

Required Courses Credits
Applied Learning Lab 1 credit
Applied Practice Lab 1 credit
Bar Exam Success: Strategies and Skills* 3 credits
Civil Procedure I 4 credits
Civil Procedure II 2 credits
Constitutional Law I 2 credits
Constitutional law II 4 credits
Contracts I 4 credits
Contracts II 4 credits
Criminal Law 3 credits
Criminal Procedure 3 credits
Evidence 4 credits
Legal Methods I 3 credits
Legal Methods II 2 credits
Legal Methods III 2 credits
Legal Problem Solving 2 credits
Professional Responsibility 3 credits
Property I 4 credits
Property II 2 credits
Torts I 4 credits
Torts II 2 credits
Electives 31 credits
Total Credits 90 credits

Students must take at least 12 credits that are experiential in nature, at least six of which are clinics, externships or other designated live representation experiences.

* Required for students who complete the first two semesters with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0

Delaware Law School reserves the right to modify curriculum requirements and course offerings.

For students who matriculated prior to the Summer of 2017:

Students who complete the first two semesters of law school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above must complete the following courses in the second column. Students who complete the first two semesters of law school with a cumulative grade point average below 2.7 must complete the following courses from the third column

Required Courses vary depending on student GPA after the first two semesters. Above 2.7 GPA Below 2.7 GPA
Course Credits Credits
Administrative Law 3 3
Advanced Analytical Applications (students who have not taken Intensive Legal Analysis)   2
Bar Exam Success: Strategies and Skills*   3
Business Organizations   4
Civil Procedure 4 4
Constitutional Law I 4 4
Constitutional Law II   2
Contracts 4 4
Criminal Law 3 3
Criminal Procedure   3
Evidence 4 4
Federal Income Tax    3
Legal Methods I & II 5  5
Legal Methods III 2 2
Professional Responsibility 3  3
Property I & II 6  6
Sales & Leases   3
Torts 4  4
Electives 46  27
Total 88 88 

Required for students who complete the first two semesters with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0.Writing & Other Requirements

Writing & Other Requirements
  • Writing Requirement
  • Advanced Skills
Delaware Law reserves the right to modify curriculum requirements and course offerings.