Apr 22, 2021  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Doctor of Jurisprudence, J.D.


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J.D. Degree Requirements: UH Law Center

To receive a J.D. degree, a student must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete 90 semester hours within four years as a full-time student, or six years as a part-time student.  Extra time may be given by the Law Center for disabilities, prolonged illness, military service, or other compelling circumstances.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.330 for all courses in which a grade is earned.
  3. Complete all courses as required.
  4. If full time, complete 90 full weeks of residency; if part time, the student must complete 120 weeks.
  5. Complete the senior writing requirement through a writing seminar (designated by the prefix “WRS”) and earning a grade of “C” or better, or by taking a writing course (designated by the prefix “WRC”) and earning a grade of “C” or better.
  6. Complete a course in Professional Responsibility with a passing grade.
  7. Complete other requirements of the university and the Law Center as listed in this catalog.

(Subject to change without notice)

Full-Time Students – First Year


Fall Semester


   Fall Semester    Credit Hours
  Contracts    4
  Procedure    4
  Torts    4
  Lawyering Skills and Strategies    3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


   Spring Semester
   Credit Hours
   Constitutional Law    4
   Criminal Law    3
   Property    4
   Lawyer Skills and Strategies    2
   Statutory Interpretation and Regulations    3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Part-Time Students – First Year


Fall Semester


  Fall Semester   Credit Hours
   Lawyer Skills and Strategies    3
   Procedure    4
   Property    4

Total: 11 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


   Spring Semester    Credit Hours
   Lawyer Skills and Strategies    2
   Contracts    4
   Torts    4

Total: 10 Credit Hours


Summer


   Summer Semester    Credit Hours
   Criminal Law    3
   Statutory Interpretation and Regulation    3

Total: 6 Credit Hours


Part-Time Students – Second Year


Fall Semester


   Fall Semester    Credit Hours
   Constitutional Law    4
   Electives    6

Total: 10 Credit Hours


Note(s):


The order of classes that part-time students take is subject to change.

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