Weekend (Part-Time) Schedule
Classes are scheduled mornings and afternoons on Saturdays and Sundays, and last for 3 hours each.
Students complete their entire legal education through weekend classes. Weekend classes start in September at the Lansing campus.
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
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.
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.
Knowledge, Skills & Ethics
Course Descriptions(required and elective)