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First Year Curriculum

Fall Semester

Intro to Law & Legal Reasoning (1 hour)
Contracts (4 hours)
Legal Analysis Writing & Research I (2 hours)
Property (4 hours)
Torts (4 hours)

Spring Semester

Civil Procedure (4 hours)
Constitutional Law I (3 hours)
Criminal Law (3 hours)
Legal Analysis Writing & Research II (2 hours)

Spring semester students also select one three-hour elective course from a list of approved first-year electives.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Students play a central role in the academic and professional life of Iowa Law. Seven student-run, co-curriculum programs award academic credit for a variety of professional skills training exercises. There are more than 20 recognized student organizations within the law school, many of which actively work to enhance the professional and cultural opportunities available to students and to organize volunteer projects to provide pro bono community services.