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Elective Courses

In addition to required courses, you may select from nearly 150 electives. We encourage you to explore and experiment as you familiarize yourself with different areas of the law.

Four electives are especially good basic preparation for practice:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts
  • Personal Income Taxation

Our list of electives also includes seminars on a variety of topics, including these recent offerings:

  • International Human Rights Law
  • European Union Law
  • Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic
  • Domestic Violence
  • Civil Rights
  • Mass Media Law
  • Environmental Justice
  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  • Contemporary Popular Criticism of Lawyers and the Legal System

In the last year of law school, you may choose to do independent legal research. This involves a tutorial arrangement with a professor in the field and a directed legal research and writing project.