First-Year Curriculum

Fall Semester (15 Credits)
Elements of Law (2 credits)
Contracts I (2 credits)
Civil Procedure (5 credits)
Torts (4 credits)
Lawyering Skills and Legal Writing I (2 credits)

Spring Semester (15 Credits)
Contracts II (3 credits)
Constitutional Law I (3 credits)
Criminal Law (3 credits)
Property (5 credits)
Lawyering Skills and Legal Writing II (1 credit)

Part-time students take the same courses over three semesters.

Upper-Level Curriculum

Upper-level courses vary from year to year, and new offerings are added to the curriculum in response to student interest and global and national events that impact the law. Professional Concentrations provide guidance as well as faculty and alumni support and are available to all students. In addition, second- and third-year students may take one law-related graduate course per semester at The New School, located steps from Cardozo's door, and graduate courses offered by other schools within Yeshiva University.