We believe that the first year of law school—our Foundation Curriculum—must be a time of opening new horizons, rather than one of stress and conformity; a time when students are encouraged to develop their understanding of how law works within a society.
Foundation Year Moot Court, which represents, for some, their first practical exposure to the dynamics of a courtroom
Constitutional Law, which introduces students to constitutional law, providing a foundation for more specialized courses on the Constitution and for public law courses generally
Criminal Law, which explores major problems of the criminal law and its administration, with an emphasis on the issues that necessarily arise in the formation and application of a satisfactory penal code
Legal Practice Workshop II, which serves as a continuation of the research, writing, and analysis skills built in Legal Practice Workshop I
Property, which poses fundamental questions about efficiency and fairness in dealing with ownership that are mediated through the legal system
First-Year Elective, which provides our students with the opportunity to explore the vast breadth and depth of our curriculum as early as their first year. Some examples include: Foundations of the Regulatory State, Law and Development, and The United States and the International Legal System