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1L Curriculum

The fall semester of the first year of study at Georgia Law will consist entirely of required courses: Civil Procedure I, Contracts & Sales, Criminal Law, Legal Research & Writing, and Torts.  First year students will receive a fall semester final grade in Civil Procedure I and Criminal Law.  Contracts & Sales, Legal Research & Writing, and Torts are year-long in length.  Students will be given fall exams and graded assignments throughout the year in these classes but will not receive a final grade until the end of the spring semester.

  Fall Semester

  Credit Hours

 Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction or Civil Procedure: Anatomy of a Lawsuit*

  3

  Contracts & Sales I

  3

  Criminal Law

  3

  Legal Research & Writing

  2

  Torts I

  3

 

  Total = 14

In the spring semester, each first year student will be able to select an elective.  Constitutional Law I and Property will always be offered as electives.  The elective courses will consist of first year students only.

  Spring Semester

  Credit Hours

Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction or Civil Procedure: Anatomy of a Lawsuit*

  3

  Contracts & Sales II

  3

  Elective

  3 or 4**

  Legal Research & Writing

  2

  Torts II

  3

 

  Total = 14 or 15

*Both Civil Procedure courses will be taken in the first year. The order in which they are taken by a particular 1L section will be determined by the instructor(s) involved.

**Property will be the only elective offered for 4 credit hours.

After the first year, only four required courses remain: Constitutional Law I & Property (if not completed as a first year elective), The Law & Ethics of Lawyering, and a skills-based course.  Georgia Law students must earn a minimum of 88 semester credit hours to graduate and satisfy an advanced writing requirement.