We’re shaping a new generation of lawyers who have the specialized expertise and strong foundation in the law that are necessary to meet the challenges of a 21st-century legal system.

Program Overview

Our JD program provides a breadth and depth of knowledge that you'll bring to whatever areas of the law you choose to pursue. From corporate or tax law to intellectual property or criminal defense litigation, we’ll teach you to translate theory into practice. You can complete the degree on a schedule that works best for you, either full time during the day, part time at night, or with a flexible schedule.

After your first year you can focus on particular areas of interest to you, and you’ll have the option to chart a specialized path through one of eight distinct concentrations, including:

Our externships and clinics offer many opportunities to hone your practical skills and apply what you learn in class to real-life settings. In the clinics, you will advise clients and may represent them before judges. You can participate in regional and national moot court, mock trial and dispute resolution competitions. You can attend symposia, workshops and other events that bring to campus renowned experts in their fields.

The are many options — we’ll work together to determine the right ones for you.

BY THE NUMBERS

85%


Well prepared

Percentage of students who passed the CT Bar as first-time test takers in July 2017

3.4/152


Well placed

Median GPA/LSAT for 2017 1L students

11:1


Individualized instruction

Student-to-Faculty ratio


Faculty Spotlight

Professor Neal Feigenson is photographed Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center on the North Haven Campus. Feigenson joined the School of Law faculty in 1987. He teaches Torts, Evidence, Visual Persuasion in the Law, Civil Procedure, and Property.

Leading the discussion

Professor Neal Feigenson joined the School of Law faculty in 1987.

Understanding the Courtroom

Neal Feigenson is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Neal teaches Evidence, Torts, and Civil Procedure, as well as Visual Persuasion in the Law. His recent research focuses on the uses and effects of visual evidence and argument in court.

In his new book, Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom, Neal addresses how digital simulations of another's impared vision or hearing can help the jury to understand what it's like to experience the world as the plantiff does.

Take a listen to this podcast interview for Neal's perspective on the impact of visuals and multimedia in the law.

Listen to the podcast

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, listens to a panel discussion during the School of Law's January Term which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys. (Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University)

Practice Makes Perfect

Dean Jennifer Brown listens to a panel discussion at the school of law's Gateway to Practice - an annual forum that gives students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys, including alumni.

Full-time Curriculum

Full-time students generally attend Quinnipiac School of Law for 3 years and are required to complete 86 credits. The first-year curriculum is entirely prescribed. The second- and third-year curricula consist of core and general electives. Students must take at least 4 of the 6 core electives. In addition, students must take the course in Lawyers' Professional Responsibility and satisfy the experiential learning requirement and the advanced writing requirement.

First Year Required Courses

First Semester

Legal Skills

2

Criminal Law

3

Torts

4

Civil Procedure I

3

Contracts I

3

Total

15

     

     

Second Semester

Legal Skills

2

Property

4

Constitutional Law

4

Civil Procedure II

2

Contracts II

3

Total

15

Second Year Recommended Courses

First Semester

Core Electives

3 - 11

General Electives

2 - 12

Total

13 - 15

       

       

Second Semester

Core Electives

3 - 10

General Electives

2 - 12

Total

13 - 15

Additional course details
Refer to the School of Law Academic Catalog for more information.

Part-time Curriculum

Part-time students generally attend the School of Law for 4 years, including 1 or 2 summer sessions, and are required to complete 86 credits. Students who study part-time typically take courses in the evening, but may also enroll in day classes if space is available.

All part-time students are required to take the prescribed program of required courses listed below and 4 of the 6 core electives. In addition, students must take the course in Lawyers' Professional Responsibility and satisfy the experiential learning requirement and the advanced writing requirement.

First Year Required Courses

First Semester

Legal Skills I

2

Torts

4

Civil Procedure

2

Contracts I

2

Total

10

       

       

Second Semester

Legal Skills II

2

Civil Procedure II

3

Contracts II

4

Total

9

Second Year Required and Recommended Courses

First Semester

Property

4

Criminal Law

3

Core Elective

3 - 4

Total

10-11

     

     

Second Semester

Constitutional Law

4

Core Elective

3 - 4

General Electives

2 - 4

Total

10 - 11

Third Year

First Semester

Core Electives

3 - 4

General Electives

7 - 9

Total

10 - 13

      

     

Second Semester

Core Electives

3 - 4

General Electives

7 - 9

Total

10 - 15

Additional Course Details
Refer to the School of Law Academic Catalog for more information.

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