Miami Law J.D.-Juris Doctor The First Year

J.D.-Juris Doctor The First Year

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Classes for first-year law students provide a basis for understanding the theory and substance of the law, as well as an essential foundation for exploring the political, commercial, and social dimensions of legal institutions. All full-time students are required to take the courses listed below in their first year.

First Semester

Course

Contracts or Property
Torts
Elements of Law
Civil Procedure I
Legal Communication & Research Skills I

Credit Hours

(4)
(4)
(3)
(3)
(2)

16

Second Semester

Course
Contracts or Property
Criminal Procedure
U.S. Constitutional Law I
Elective
Legal Communication & Research Skills II

Credit Hours
(4)
(3)
(4)
(3)
(2)

16

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