Law, J.D.

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Graduate GPA - Combined and OU: 5.00

Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D633

Areas of concentration for the Juris Doctor degree include American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Law; Business, Commercial, and Real Estate; Litigation; Oil and Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Law; Constitutional and Public Interest Law; Criminal Law and Procedure; Estate Planning; Family Law; General Practitioner; Intellectual Property Law; International and Comparative Law; and Tax Law.


First Year
LAW 5103Civil Procedure I3
LAW 5203Civil Procedure II3
LAW 5114Contracts4
LAW 5144Torts4
LAW 5123Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I3
LAW 5202Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy II2
LAW 5134Constitutional Law4
LAW 5223Criminal Law3
LAW 5234Property4
Second and Third Year
LAW 5323Professional Responsibility3
LAW 5314Evidence4
Graduation Writing Requirement 1
Choose five courses from an upper-division elective menu of substantive core courses. 210-15
Students are required to complete one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours which must satisfy the requirements of American Bar Association Standard 303(a)(3) as a simulation course, a law clinic, or a field placement. 26
Complete elective courses which together with all required courses equal a total of 90 credit hours. 232-37
Total Credit Hours90

Details on the graduation writing requirement may be found on the College of Law website:


The lists of upper-division elective menu courses, experiential learning courses, and elective courses are listed on the College of Law website:

Degree Requirements 

To qualify for the juris doctor degree, a student must:

  • Successfully complete all required courses 
  • Successfully complete one rigorous writing course during the second or third year of law study under the direct supervision of a faculty member
  • Successfully complete at least 60 hours at the College of Law
  • Successfully complete additional work sufficient to total 90 semester hours
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 5.00 (C) in all work taken in the College of Law and a grade of C on all work taken at other approved law schools
  • Complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment
  • File an official Application for Graduation

For additional information regarding the requirements for the juris doctor, consult the College of Law website.