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The Birmingham School of Law’s curriculum is intended to provide a solid base of legal knowledge, teach fundamental legal analysis skills, and offer insight into the various legal processes and the role of law in our society, all while allowing students to attend the weeknight or Saturday programs.

BSL requires all students to schedule a minimum of three classes each term and attend classes year round, including the fall, spring, and summer terms.

First Year

All 1L students are required to sit for Lawyering Fundamentals Course prior to beginning core classes. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for LFC dates.

FALL

Contracts I

Torts I

Legal Research & Writing

SPRING

Contracts II

Torts II

Legal Methods

SUMMER

Legal Ethics

Criminal Law

Commercial Law

Second Year

FALL

Civil Procedure I

Criminal Procedure I

Evidence I

SPRING

Civil Procedure II

Criminal Procedure II

Evidence II

SUMMER

Agency & Partnerships

Corporations

Domestic Relations

Third Year

FALL

Constitutional Law I

Real Property I

ULWR*

SPRING

Constitutional Law II

Real Property II

Elective

SUMMER

Conflicts of Law

Trusts & Estates

Elective

Fourth Year

FALL

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

First Year

All 1L students are required to sit for Lawyering Fundamentals Course prior to beginning core classes. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for LFC dates.

SPRING

Contracts I

Torts I

Legal Research & Writing

SUMMER

Contracts II

Torts II

Legal Methods

FALL

Criminal Procedure I

Evidence I

Civil Procedure I

Second Year

SPRING

Criminal Procedure II

Evidence II

Civil Procedure II

SUMMER

Commercial Law

Criminal Law

Legal Ethics

FALL

Constitutional Law

Real Property I

Elective

Third Year

SPRING

Upper Level Writing Requirement

Real Property II

Constitutional Law II

SUMMER

Agency & Partnerships

Domestic Relations

Corporations

FALL

Conflict of Laws

Trusts & Estates

Elective

Fourth Year

SPRING

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective