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Required Courses For Graduation

  • Constitutional Law I (3 units)
  • Criminal Procedure I (3 units)
  • Evidence (4 units)
  • Legal Scholarship Training Seminar (0 units)
  • STEPPS (4 units in fall or spring of 2L year)
  • Torts II (3 units)

Recommended Courses

  • Business Organizations (4 units)
  • Community Property ( 3 units)
  • Constitutional Law II (3 units)
  • Remedies (3 units)
  • Trusts & Estates (3 units)


The following electives are listed by general category. Where relevant, some courses may be listed more than once. Not all elective courses are offered every academic year.

Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

Advanced Criminal Defense 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Advanced Negotiation
Advanced Prosecution Function
California Innocence Project I & II
Mediation for Lawyers 
Trial Practice

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Administrative Law
Constitutional Law II
Current Issues in Constitutional Law
Family Law
Wrongful Convictions

Corporate & Business Law

Advanced Contracts: Theory and Application
Advanced Negotiation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business Organizations (Corporations)
Consumer Law
Contract Drafting
Corporate Finance
Deal Litigation
Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics
Employee Benefit Law
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Federal Income Tax
Internet & Social Media Law
Labor Law
Law & Economics
Legal Drafting
Patent Law
Patent Preparation & Prosecution
Privacy Law
Secured Transactions
Securities Regulation
Trademark Law 
White Collar Crime

Entertainment & Sports Law

Advanced Negotiation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Copyright Law
Contract Drafting
Entertainment Law
Labor Law
Legal Drafting
Mediation for Lawyers
Motion Picture Contract Drafting 
Sports Law
Trademark Law

Family Law

Children and the Law
Child Welfare Law & Policy
Community Property
Domestic Violence Seminar
Family Law
Juvenile Justice
Trusts & Estates
Women & Immigration Law

Health Law

Bioethics Seminar
Biotechnology Seminar
Food Law
Health Law & Policy
Marijuana and the Law
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Mental Health Law

International & Comparative Law 

Asylum and Refugee Law
Comparative Law
Federal Crimes
Human Rights Law
Immigration Law
International & Foreign Legal Research
International Business Transactions
International Law
Women & Immigration Law

Real Estate Law

Administrative Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Community Property
Contract Drafting 
Estate & Gift Tax
Land Use Regulation
Legal Drafting
Mediation for Lawyers
Secured Transactions
Trusts & Estates

Special Interest Electives

Advanced Legal Research
Art Law
California Sentencing Seminar
Criminal Law Theory: Selected Topics
Forensic Evidence
Gender, Power, Law and Leadership
Insurance Law & Litigation  
Jurisprudence: Selected Topics
Law and Ethics of Big Data
Law & Lawyers in the Pandemic
Law Office Technology
Prison Law