See also: Regulatory Law Concentration

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.

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
Economics for Lawyers 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
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation 1st Yr. Spring
Criminal Law

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

Appellate Writing 2nd Yr. Fall

Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government

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
Antitrust I: Principles
Business Associations
International Trade

Legal Practicum - Regulatory Comments  OR Legal Practicum – Global Antitrust 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 Schedule for the Regulatory 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 time, 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.)

89 credits required to graduate

First Year - Fall First Year - Fall
Intro to LRWA Intro to LRWA
Contracts I Contracts I
Torts Torts
Economics for Lawyers Economics for Lawyers
First Year - Spring First Year - Fall
Trial Level Writing Trial Level Writing
Contracts II Contracts II
Civil Procedure Civil Procedure
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
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 I: Principles Elective
Second Year - Spring Second Year - Spring
Legal Drafting Legal Drafting
Perspectives on Regulation Criminal Law
Administrative Law Administrative Law
Regulated Industries Electives
Third Year - Fall Third Year - Fall
Regulatory Law Track Thesis Business Associations
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Theory Antitrust I: Principles
Evidence Evidence
Professional Responsibility Elective
Third Year - Spring Third Year - Spring
Legal Practicum - Regulatory Comments OR
Legal Practicum – Global Antitrust Regulatory Comments
Legal Practicum - Regulatory Comments OR
Legal Practicum – Global Antitrust Regulatory Comments

International Trade

Regulated Industries
Electives 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.