The College of Law has adopted the following standards to ensure a rigorous program of legal education that prepares our students, upon graduation, for admission to the bar and for effective, ethical, and responsible participation as members of the legal profession.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law through satisfactory completion of Contracts, Torts, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, four courses from the Menu, and successful completion of additional student coursework to equal 90 credit hours.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context by satisfactory completion of the Legal, Research, Writing and Analysis courses, including completion of the first year oral and written advocacy competition, and successful completion of the graduation writing requirement.
- Students will acquire knowledge of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system by satisfactory completion of the professional responsibility course.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system by satisfactory completion of the professional responsibility course.
- Students will develop other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession by satisfactory completion of the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis course and satisfactory completion of six credit hours of experiential learning.
- Students will become familiar with the use of technology to support the practice of law by completion of Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis courses in the first year, which contains a component on computerized legal research, and by completion of required iPad training.
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of lawyers’ responsibilities to society including the provision of pro bono legal service by signing of the Pro Bono Pledge and recording their hours of pro bono service.