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Beginning with students matriculating in the fall 2019, the first-year J.D. degree requirements are:

  1. The required first-year courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional  Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legislation and Regulation, Property, and Torts;
  2. Completion of the January Experiential Term;
  3. First-Year Legal Research and Writing, which includes the First-Year Ames Moot Court Program; and
  4. A spring upper-level elective course of a minimum of two and a maximum of four Law School classroom credits.

Cross-registration is not permitted during the 1L year.