Beginning with students matriculating in the fall 2019, the first-year J.D. degree requirements are:
- The required first-year courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legislation and Regulation, Property, and Torts;
- Completion of the January Experiential Term;
- First-Year Legal Research and Writing, which includes the First-Year Ames Moot Court Program; and
- 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.