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Cooley Required Courses

Required Courses

Curriculum Designed for Success

Every student is required to complete 90 credit hours to graduate. In addition to the courses listed, students must enroll in upper level skills credits and the clinical experience of their choice. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for a bar exam in any state and, ultimately, for the practice of law. 

Required Courses

The curriculum is also designed to give you the knowledge, skills and ethics needed to succeed. In addition to the subjects listed, our required curriculum includes experiential learning and several legal research and writing classes. All Cooley students enroll in at least 3 credits of skills classes and 3 credits of a clinic or an externship where you learn lawyering skills through practice.
  • Torts
  • Introduction to Legislation, Regulation & Statutory Interpretation
  • Research & Writing I
  • Research & Writing II
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Property 
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Advocacy
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Writing for Practice
  • Personal & Professional Responsibility

Course Descriptions

Cooley Law School offers a wide variety of courses and electives. Not all electives are offered every semester. Schedules are prepared on the basis of need, professor availability, and student demand.