Standard (Part-Time) Schedule
Attend law school part-time for three years (36 months).
This is Cooley's trademark schedule, designed to offer a manageable schedule for both working and nonworking students.There are four courses (12 credits) each term for the first year. During the second and third years, students take nine credits each term. The third year allows for elective concentrations. This schedule is also offered on weekends.
- Term 1: Introduction to Law, Contracts I, Property I, Torts I, Criminal Law
- Term 2: ARC Skills Seminars (recommended), Contracts II, Property II, Torts II, Civil Procedure I
- Term 3: Personal and Professional Responsibility, Research & Writing, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure II
- Term 4: Constitutional Law I, Taxation, Evidence
- Term 5: Constitutional Law II, Wills, Estates & Trusts, Business Organizations
- Term 6: Secured Transactions, Remedies, Choice of one: Pretrial Skills, Sales, or Administrative Law
- Term 7: Advanced Writing, Electives
- Term 8: Practice Bar Exam (recommended), Electives
- Term 9: Bar Preparation Course (recommended), Electives
Attend part-time for three years (36 months). This is our trademark schedule, designed to offer a manageable schedule for both working and nonworking students.
Students complete their entire legal education through weekend classes. Weekend classes start in September at the Lansing campus.
Attend law school part-time for four years (48 months). Students who must work while attending law school typically use this schedule.
Attend full-time for almost three years (32 months), attending classes two terms per year and receiving one term off per year. This traditional program allows students summers off for legal internships.
Attend classes five days per week for two years (24 months). An intensive, full-time program for students who feel confident they 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.
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