Juris Doctor

All JD students must complete the following requirements to graduate:

  • A minimum of six semesters in residence
  • 90 academic hours with at least a 2.0 or C average (see details below)
  • Eight skills curriculum credits
  • Satisfy all finanical obligations to the Law School and the University

As part of the 90 academic hours needed to graduate, JD students must complete the following:

Full Time Students

First Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LCIV L710—Conventional Obligations I or LCOM L700Contracts I
3
LCIV L711—Conventional Obligations II or LCOM L701—Contracts II
3
LAW L705—Torts I
3
LAW L710—Torts II
2
LAW L725—Civil Procedure I
3
LAW L730—Civil Procedure II
3
LAW L735 -- Criminal Law
3
LCIV L706—Civil Law Property I or
LCOM L705—Common Law Property
3
LAW L715—Lawyering I
3
LAW L765—Lawyering II*
3
 
 
 
 
Total Hours
16
Total Hours
15

*Those students in the bottom quarter of the class after the first semester, whether they have incompletes or not, enroll in LAW L766 Principles of Legal Analysis instead of LAW L765 Moot Court. Those students enroll in Moot Court in the second semester of their junior year.

Second Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring semester Hours
LAW L750—Constitutional Law
4
LAW L740—Constitutional
Criminal Procedure
3
LCIV L715—Successions or
LCOM L715—Trusts and Estates
3
LAW L746—Business Organizations I
3
LAW L760—Evidence
3
LCIV L725—Sales and Leases
3
LCIVL707--Civil Law Property II 3 LCIVL920 Louisiana Donations and Trust 3
Elective or Civil Law “Pool” Courses
5 or 6
Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses
5 or 6
Total Hours
15 or 16
Total Hours
15 or 16

Third Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LAW L781—Law and Poverty
2
Electives
14 to 16
Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses
14 to 16
   
Total Hours      

Civil law students must also take at least one of the four “pool” courses listed below.

Course Hours
LCIV L900 Civil Law of Persons 3

LCIV L921 Louisiana Secured Transactions

LCIV L930 Community Property

3

3

LCIV L940 Security Rights 3

Students are cautioned to register for required courses in the years and semesters listed on this and the following page. Failing to do so may create a scheduling conflict in a subsequent semester which could delay graduation.

For those students entering Loyola from the fall of 2010 onward and who are in the bottom quarter of their class after the first year, the following additional courses are required:

Civil Law:

LCIVL921 Louisiana Secured Transactions
LCIVL940 Security Rights

Common Law:

LCOML920 Commercial Transactions
LCOML921 Secured Transactions

For those students entering Loyola from the fall of 2010 onward and who are in the bottom quarter of their class after the junior year, they must enroll in LAW L767 Consolidated Legal Analysis in their senior year.

Part Time Students (Evening)

First Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LCIV L710—Conventional Obligations I
3
LCIV L711—Conventional Obligations II
3
LAW L705—Torts I
3
LAW L710—Torts II
2
LCIV L706—Civil Law Property I
3
LAW L765—Lawyering II*
3
LAW L715—Lawyering I
3
LCIV L707—Civil Law Property II
3
Total Hours
11
Total Hours
10

*Those students in the bottom quarter of the class after the first semester, whether they have incompletes or not, enroll in LAW L766 Principles of Legal Analysis instead of LAW L765 Moot Court. Those students enroll in Moot Court in the second semester of their sophomore year.

Second and Third Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LAW L750—Constitutional Law 4 LAW L740—Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3
LCIVL715—Succcessions 3 LCIVL725—Sales and Leases 3

LAW L735—Criminal Law

2 LCIVL920—Louisiana Donations and Trust

LAW L770—The Legal Profession* (Second Year) or

Elective (Third Year)

 

 

3

Electives or Civil Law "Pool" Courses 3
Total Hours 11 Total Hours 11 or 12

Second and Third Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LAW L760—Evidence 3 LAW L746—Business Organizations I 3
LAW L725—Civil Procedure I 3 LAW L730—Civil Procedure II 3

LAW L770—The Legal Profession* (Second Year)

3 Elective 3 or 6
Elective or
Civil Law "Pool" Courses
3 or 5    
Total Hours 11 or 12 Total Hours 9 or 12

*LAW L770, The Legal Profession, offered each year, must be taken by second-year students. The other second-year courses alternate from one year to the next.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
Electives or Civil Law “Pool”
Courses
12 LAW L781—Law and Poverty 2
    Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses 9 or 10
Total Hours 11 Total Hours 12

Civil law students must also take at least one of the four “pool” courses listed below.

LCIV L900 Civil Law of Persons
LCIV L921 Louisiana Secured Transactions
LCIV L930 Community Property
LCIV L940 Security Rights

3 hrs.
3 hrs.
3 hrs.
3 hrs.

Students are cautioned to register for required courses in the years and semesters listed in this bulletin. Failing to do so may create a scheduling conflict in a subsequent semester which could delay graduation.

For those students entering Loyola from the fall of 2010 onward and who are in the bottom quarter of their class after the first year, LCIVL940 Security Rights and LCIVL921 LA Secured Transactions is also required.

For those students entering Loyola from the fall of 2010 onward and who are in the bottom quarter of their class after the junior year, they must enroll in LAW L767 Consolidated Legal Analysis in their senior year.

Part Time Students (Day)

First Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LCIVL710 Conventional Obligations I or
LCOML700 Contracts I
3 LCIVL Conventional Obligations II or
LCOML701 Contracts II
3
LAW L705 Torts I 3 LCIVL706 Civil Law Property I or
LCOML705 Common Law Property
3
LAW L735 Criminal Law 3 LAW L710 Torts II 3
LAW L715 Lawyering I 3 LAW L765 Lawyering II 3

The following are suggestions.

Second Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
LAW L750 Constitutional Law 4 LAW L730 Civil Procedure II 3
LCIVL707 Civil Law Property II or
LCOML715 Trusts and Estates
3 LAW L746 Business Organizations I 3

LAW L725 Civil Procedure I

3

LCIVL725 Sales & Leases 3
LAW L770 Legal Profession 3 Elective or LAW L770 Legal Profession 2 or 3

For the third and fourth years, consult the schedule for full time students to see in which semester the different required courses will be offered.

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