Delaware Law’s three-year program is designed for full-time students who can attend classes during the day. If you opt to earn your juris doctor (JD) in three years, you will attend classes five days a week through the first year.
Obtaining a JD degree requires a minimum of 90 credit hours of coursework. 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.
The Delaware Law curriculum helps you develop a fundamental understanding of law and the legal process while gaining the practical skills necessary to be a professional and competent advocate.
|Applied Learning Lab||1 credit|
|Bar Exam Success: Strategies and Skills* (fall and spring, 3 credits each semester)||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|
|Legal Methods I||3 credits|
|Legal Methods II||2.5 credits|
|Legal Methods III||2 credits|
|Legal Problem Solving**||2 credits|
|Professional Responsibility||3 credits|
|Property I||4 credits|
|Property II||2.5 credits|
|Torts I||4 credits|
|Torts II||2 credits|
|Total Credits||90 credits|
Students must take at least 12 credits that are experiential in nature.
* Required for students who complete the first two semester with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0.
** Required for students who complete the first two semesters with a cumulative grade point average below 2.7.
Delaware Law School reserves the right to modify curriculum requirements and course offerings.