Prior to 2012: Regulatory Law Track Curriculum

See also Regulatory Law Concentration.

Prior to 2012 —89 credits required to graduate

The Regulatory Law Track is designed to prepare students for practice in and before the numerous agencies that regulate business and other activities. Approximately one-third of the 89 credits required for graduation must be in regulatory law courses. The remaining two-thirds of the course work of the track is outside regulatory law, thereby ensuring students substantial breadth in their professional training.

Chart of Regulatory Law Track Course Requirements in PDF form

Regulatory Law Track Course Requirements

Required General Law Courses

Course Name

Required Time Semester
Intro to LRWA 1st Yr. Fall
Contracts I 1st Yr. Fall
Torts 1st Yr. Fall
Economic Foundations 1st Yr. Fall
Property FT: 1st Yr./PT: 2nd Yr. Fall
Trial-Level Writing 1st Yr. Spring
Contracts II 1st Yr. Spring
Civil Procedure 1st Yr. Spring

Constitutional Law: The Founding

(formerly The Founders' Constitution)

1st Yr. Spring
Criminal Law

FT: 1st Yr./PT: 2nd Yr.

Appellate Writing 2nd Yr. Fall

Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government

(formerly Constitutional Law I)

2nd Yr. Fall
Legal Drafting 2nd Yr. Spring
Professional Responsibility      Before Graduation Fall/Spring

Required Regulatory Law Classes (See Recommended Schedule Below)

Course Name
Administrative Law
Business Associations
International Trade

Legal Practicum - Regulatory Comments  

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Theory
Perspectives on Regulation
Regulated Industries
Regulatory Law Track Thesis

General Electives should be taken to reach the remaining credit hours needed to graduate.

Recommended Sample Schedule for the Regulatory Law Track

The following schedule is illustrative of the order in which students should take Regulatory Law Track courses in order to complete the requirements of the program. The courses listed for each semester in the recommended schedule are guaranteed not to conflict with each other in the semester they are listed. If you deviate from the recommended schedule, however, and take courses at a time other than the recommended times, you may encounter schedule conflicts.

Some courses might not be offered during the semesters indicated below, so be sure to check with the Records Office for a current schedule of classes. 

Scheduling considerations for all students:

  • After the first year, students in the full-time division must maintain a credit load of 10-17 hours per semester, and students in the part-time division must maintain a credit load of 8-12 hours per semester. (See Academic Regulation 3-6.5.)
  • In order to earn a JD, a student must be in residence for a minimum of six semesters. A student is in residence for a semester when he/she earns at least 10 hours of academic credit in a fall or spring semester. (See Academic Regulation 3-5.)
  • All students must complete 89 credit hours to graduate, 74 of which must be "in-class" credit hours and no more than 15 credit hours may be graded "CR". (See Academic Regulation 3-3.1.)
  • Recommended Schedule for Regulatory Law Track in PDF form


    Prior to 2012-- 89 credits required to graduate

    First Year - Fall First Year - Fall
    Intro to LRWA Intro to LRWA
    Contracts I Contracts I
    Torts Torts
    Economic Foundations Economic Foundations
    First Year - Spring First Year - Fall
    Trial Level Writing Trial Level Writing
    Contracts II Contracts II
    Civil Procedure Civil Procedure
    Constitutional Law: The Founding Constitutional Law: The Founding
    Criminal Law  
    Second Year - Fall Second Year - Fall
    Appellate Writing Appellate Writing
    Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government
    Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government
    Business Associations Property
    Antitrust Elective
    Second Year - Spring Second Year - Spring
    Legal Drafting Legal Drafting
    Perspectives on Regulation Criminal Law
    Administrative Law Administrative Law
    Legislation Electives
    Regulated Industries  
    Third Year - Fall Third Year - Fall
    Regulatory Law Track Thesis Business Associations
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Theory Antitrust
    Evidence Evidence
    Professional Responsibility Elective
    Third Year - Spring Third Year - Spring
    Legal Practicum - Regulatory Comments
    Legal Practicum - Regulatory Comments

    International Trade

    Regulated Industries
    Electives Legislation
      Perspectives on Regulation
    Fourth Year - Fall
    Regulatory Law Track Thesis
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Theory
    Professional Responsibility
    Fourth Year - Spring
    International Trade


    See also Regulatory Law Concentration.