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Law school courses prepare students for the legal profession and offer students an opportunity to explore the diverse role of law in society. For assistance in choosing courses and planning an individualized curriculum to meet individual interests, students should meet with their assigned faculty advisor, the Associate Dean, or any faculty member. A well-rounded legal education includes most of the following courses which comprise the core knowledge of all lawyers, and which are routinely tested on most state bar examinations.
Core Legal Competence Courses:
- Constitutional Law II
- Basic Federal Income Taxation
- Conflict of Laws
- Wills,Trusts and Estates
- Family Law
- Administrative Law
- Secured Transactions
For more information on the topics tested on state bar examinations, consult the Student Services website.