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Note: Not every course is offered each semester.

1L Fall Session
(15 credits total)
Civil Procedure (5 credits)
Criminal Law (3 credits)
Legal Analysis, Writing & Research I (3 credits)
Torts (4 credits)
1L Spring Session
(14-15 credits total)
Constitutional Law I (3 credits)
Contracts (5 credits)
Legal Analysis, Writing & Research II (2 credits)
Property (4 credits)
2L Fall Session
(15 credits total)
Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
Foundational Lawyering Skills
(3 credits)
Evidence (4 credits)
Elective Courses
2L Spring Session
(15 credits total)
Experiential Skills Course
Professional Responsibility Course
Elective Courses

A total of 87 credits are required to earn the J.D. degree. Students may apply a maximum of 27 credits from their previously completed foreign law degree, so they must complete a minimum of 60 additional credits during their two years of study at Hofstra Law.