Juris Doctor (JD)
The Juris Doctor (J.D.), or "law degree," is a three-year post-baccalaureate program. Students must complete 89 credit hours of law courses, roughly one-half of which are required courses.
Upon favorable recommendation of the Faculty of Law, the degree of Juris Doctor will be conferred upon a student who:
[Note: The summer school residency provisions allow a student to combine two six-hour summer sessions or a seven-hour summer session with a five-hour summer session and obtain the equivalent of a full semester's residency credit.]
|LAW 5010||Civil Procedure I||3|
|LAW 5015||Civil Procedure II||2|
|LAW 5020||Contracts I||3|
|LAW 5025||Contracts II||3|
|LAW 5035||Criminal Law||4|
|LAW 5080||Legal Research and Writing||2|
|LAW 5085||Advocacy and Research||2|
|LAW 5090||Legal Reasoning (if assigned)||1|
|LAW 5095||Lawyering: Problem Solving and Dispute Resolution||2|
|LAW 5220||Constitutional Law||4|
|Second or Third Year|
|LAW 5240||Criminal Procedure||3|
|LAW 5280||Professional Responsibility||3|
Completion of a Writing Requirement for students who first matriculated in or after Fall 2006
Professional Perspectives Requirement
- Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution
- Graduate Certificate in Electronic, Commercial and Intellectual Property Law
- Graduate Certificate in Taxation
The School of Law recognizes the importance of providing students with opportunities to apply the knowledge they receive in the classroom in “real-life” situations. Over their course of study, students have the opportunity to enroll in clinical programs or practicums in a variety of different areas: criminal prosecution, family violence, mediation, the state legislature, landlord/tenant law, entrepreneurship, veterans' disability law, and the wrongly convicted. Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/skills/.
In addition to these clinical opportunities, students can participate in our extensive externship program. In this program, students work under the supervision of a lawyer or judge in a public law office, government agency or not for profit organization or for an attorney in private practice engaged in pro bono work. Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://www.law.missouri.edu/academics/externships.html.