3-Year Part-Time Schedule (year round)

3-Year Part-Time Schedule (year round)

3-Year Part-Time schedule (year-round)

Attend law school part-time for three years (36 months). This schedule is the most popular choice among WMU-Cooley students. This schedule allows students to graduate in three years by taking 9-12 credits a semester, year-round. Many students find that this schedule creates a perfect balance between completing their degree in a typical three years but with time to participate in externships, extra-curricular activities, and co-curricular activities throughout the year to achieve a well-rounded law school experience. This program option is often great for students who work or have other personal obligations.

1st-Year Courses (3 semesters)

  • Torts I and II
  • Contracts I and II
  • Property I and II
  • Criminal Law
  • Research and Writing
  • Personal and Professional Responsibility
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Persuasion and Advocacy

2nd-Year Courses (3 semesters)

  • Constitutional Law I and II
  • Civil Procedure II
  • Evidence
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Business Organizations
  • Equity and Remedies
  • Drafting
  • Secured Transaction

3rd-Year Courses (2 semesters)

  • Bar Exam Skills
  • Electives
  • Clinic/Externship


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