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Upper Level Curriculum

In your second year and after, you will have more flexibility in designing your course schedule. You can choose to add a concentration area or pursue a certificate. The second year is the time to consider competition teams, law journals, or legal clinics. You may want to study in another country, and Pacific McGeorge offers summer and semester abroad options.

The usual course load during the upper level years is 14 to 16 units for Full-Time (Day) Division students, and eight (8) to 10 units for Part-Time (Evening) Division students.

Curriculum

Full-Time (Day) Division — Second Year

CourseUnits
Constitutional Law 4
Evidence 4
Global Lawyering Skills II 4

Full-Time (Day) Division —Second or Third Year

CourseUnits
Professional Responsibility 2
Legal Clinic or Field Placement 3
Simulation and Practicum Classes 8

Students who are in the lower 50% of the Full-Time (Day) Division are part of the Directed Study Program and must also complete the following:

Full-Time (Day) Division - Directed Study Program Second Year

CourseUnits
Principles of Legal Analysis 1

Full-Time (Day) Division - Directed Study Program Second or Third Year

CourseUnits
Business Associations 4
At least one of the following bar courses:
Community Property 2
Criminal Procedure 3
Wills & Trusts 3

Full-Time (Day) Division - Directed Study Program Third Year

CourseUnits
Remedies 3
Practical and Persuasive Legal Writing 2

Part-Time (Evening) Division — Second Year

CourseUnits
Constitutional Law 4
Contracts 4
Global Lawyering Skills II 4
Legislation and Regulation 3
Property 4

Part-Time (Evening) Division — Third Year

CourseUnits
Evidence 4

Part-Time (Evening) Division - Third or Fourth Year, or Any Summer

CourseUnits
Professional Responsibility 2
Legal Clinic or Field Placement 3
Simulation and Practicum Classes 8

Students who are in the lower 50% of the part-time (evening) division are part of the Directed Study Program and must also complete the following:

Part-Time (Evening) Division - Directed Study Program Second Year

CourseUnits
Principles of Legal Analysis 1

Part-Time (Evening) Division - Directed Study Program Third or Fourth Year, or Any Summer

CourseUnits
Business Associations 4
At least one of the following bar courses:
Community Property1 2
Criminal Procedure1 3
Wills & Trusts1 3

Part-Time (Evening) Division - Directed Study Program Fourth Year

CourseUnits
Remedies 3
Practical and Persuasive Legal Writing 2

1 For Part-Time Division students, these courses are offered in evening hours during Summer Sessions.