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Required Experiential Learning Credits

To earn a J.D. degree a student must complete with a grade of least C one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours, in addition to the other J.D. Degree Requirements. An experiential course must be a simulation course, a law clinic, or one of our Externships.

The following courses satisfy the Experiential Credits graduation requirement:

Constitutional Negotiations (EXPR 997 code offered Spring 2024 ONLY)
Contract Drafting
Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Advocacy
Higher Education Law Practice
Human Rights, Intersectionality, & the Law (EXPR 997 code offered Spring 2021 ONLY)
Indigent Criminal Justice Trial Simulation
Law-Firm and Legal Careers
Litigation & Business Transactions
Litigation: Handling Cases in the Real World
Litigation Skills: Cross-Examination, Direct-Examination, and Deposition Preparation Practicum (EXPR 997 code offered Spring 2024 ONLY)
Mediation of Environmental and Public Conflicts
National Security Law II (Leadership in Crisis Simulation)
National Security Practice (EXPR 997 code offered Spring 2024 ONLY)
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Design
Renewable Energy Law & Energy Justice
Representing the Entrepreneur
Representing the Professional Athlete
Research and Writing for Judicial Clerkships (Formerly Judicial Opinion Writing)
Researching Administrative Law
Strategic Legal Research
Street Law (course code EXPR 937 only)
The Modern In-House Counsel
Trial Advocacy (formerly Advocacy I)
Veterans Benefits Law (EXPR course only)
Winning Written Advocacy
In-House Law Clinics and Practicum

Note:  There is no limit on the number of courses a student can take from the above list, except where co-curricular credit rules apply to Externships and In-House Law Clinics and Practicum.