Five Year Extended (Part-Time) Schedule
Attend law school part-time for five years (60 months).
Students who must work full-time or have significant other time commitments while attending law school typically use this schedule. There are two courses (6 credits) each term.
- Term 1: Introduction to Law, Contracts I, Torts I
- Term 2: ARC Skills Seminars (recommended), Contracts II, Torts II
- Term 3: Research & Writing, Personal and Professional Responsibility
- Term 4: Property I, Criminal Law
- Term 5: Property II, Civil Procedure I
- Term 6: Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure II
- Term 7: Constitutional Law I, Taxation
- Term 8: Constitutional Law II, Business Organizations
- Term 9: Secured Transactions, Electives
- Term 10: Evidence, Electives
- Term 11: Wills, Estates, & Trusts, Electives
- Term 12: Remedies, Electives
- Term 13: Advanced Writing, Electives
- Term 14: MBE Prep or BarStart (recommended) or take in last term on campus, Electives
- Term 15: Electives
J.D. Program Options
Attend part-time for three years (36 months). Designed to offer a manageable schedule for both working and nonworking students.
Complete your entire legal education through weekend classes. Classes start in September at the Lansing campus and May at the Auburn Hills and Tampa Bay campuses.
Attend law school part-time for four years (48 months). If you must work while attending law school, consider using this schedule.
Attend full-time for almost three years (32 months), attending classes two terms per year and one term off per year. Take summers off for legal internships.
Attend classes five days per week for two years (24 months). An intensive, full-time program if you are confident you can manage five classes (15 credits) per term.
Attend law school part-time for five years (60 months). Students who must work full-time or have significant other time commitments while attending law school typically use this schedule.
Every student completes 90 credit hours, including 66 credit hours of required substantive and skills-based courses, plus 24 credit hours of elective course concentrations.
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