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1L Curriculum

Beginning in Fall of 2016, the fall semester of the first year of study at Georgia Law will consist entirely of required courses: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Torts. 

  Fall Semester

  Credit Hours

 Civil Procedure

  4

  Contracts

  4

 Torts

  4          

  Legal Writing

  2

 Legal Research

 .5

 

  Total = 14.5

The spring semester of the first year of study at Georgia Law will consist of the required courses of Property, Constitutional Law I, and Criminal Law, as well as Legal Research and Legal Writing. Additionally, each first year student will be able to select an elective from any upper level courses compatible with the first year course schedule, excluding seminar, simulation, clinical, practical skills, and any courses for which first year students lack the necessary prerequisites.

  Spring Semester

  Credit Hours

  Property

  4

  Con Law I

  3

  Criminal Law

  3

  Legal Research

  .5

  Legal Writing

  3

  Elective

  3

 

  Total = 16.5

After the first year, the only required course that remains is The Law & Ethics of Lawyering.  Georgia Law students must earn a minimum of 88 semester credit hours to graduate and satisfy a skills requirement, a second year writing requirement, and an advanced writing requirement.