In addition to the J.D., the law school offers the LL.M. and S.J.D. Students may take relevant courses in other programs and apply credit toward the J.D.; a maximum of 12 credits may be applied. The following joint degrees may be earned: J.D./D.M.A. (Juris Doctor/Doctor of Musical Arts), J.D./D.V.M. (Juris Doctor/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), J.D./M.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Arts), J.D./M.A.T. (Juris Doctor/Master of Teaching), J.D./M.Arch. (Juris Doctor/Master of Architecture), J.D./M.B.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration), J.D./M.D. (Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine), J.D./M.Eng. (Juris Doctor/Master of Engineering), J.D./M.F.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Fine Arts), J.D./M.F.S. (Juris Doctor/Master of Food Science), J.D./M.H.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Health Administration), J.D./M.I.L.R. (Juris Doctor/Master of Industrial and Labor Relations), J.D./M.L.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Landscape Architecture), J.D./M.M.H. (Juris Doctor/Master of Hospitality Management), J.D./M.P.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration), J.D./M.P.S. (Juris Doctor/Master of Professional Studies), J.D./M.R.P. (Juris Doctor/Master of Regional Planning), J.D./M.S. (Juris Doctor/Master of Science), and J.D./Ph.D. (Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy).
Students must take 14 credits in their area of concentration. The Law School offers concentrations in advocacy, business law and regulation, general practice, and public law. In addition, clinics, worth 4 to 6 credits, include the Legal Aid Clinic, Women and Law Clinic, and Youth Law Clinic. Multiple seminars in the upper-division are open to a maximum of 16 students per semester. Internships include the judicial externship, Neighborhood Legal Services, Criminal Justice, and legislative. Full-term externships are worth 12 credits at approved sites. Special lecture series are the Berger International Lecture Series, the Robert S. Stevens Lecture Series, the Berger Program in International Law, Clarke Lectures (part of Clarke program in East Asian Law and Culture), and Cyrus Mehri lecture series in public interest with 14 partner schools. A minority orientation program and a diversity weekend for admitted applicants are held. The most widely taken electives are Corporations, Evidence, and Federal Income Taxation.
To earn the J.D., candidates must complete 84 total credits, of which 36 are for required courses. They must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the required courses. The following first-year courses are required of all students: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Lawyering, Property, and Torts. Required upper-level courses consist of a writing requirement (2 writing courses) and Professional Responsibility course. The required orientation program for first-year students is a 2-day introduction to the school.
In order to graduate, candidates must have a GPA of 2.3, have completed the upper-division writing requirement, first-year Lawyering Program, and Professional Responsibility course.