Program Calendar

Classes are subject to change and may not be offered during the term listed below, contact your program office for the most up to date information

****The elective classes are only offered once a year so please keep this in mind as you plan your elective classes and any concentration you are seeking.
(Students that begin July 2013 or after)

First Term (July - Sept)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEDL 1080: Introduction to Constitutional Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2080: Advanced Topics in School Liability (2 credits)
  • MEDL 3000: Civil Rights Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2060: Wages and Hours (2 credits)

Second Term (Sept - Dec)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MEDL 1030: Special Education Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2060: Higher Education Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2090: Dealing with Whistleblowers and Preventing Retaliation (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3010: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)

Third Term (Jan - March)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2016)
  • MEDL 1040: Ethical Issues in Education Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2030: School Discipline Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2050: Trends in Employee Law new course (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2055: Immigration and Naturalization Concerns in Employment (2 credits)

Fourth Term (April - June)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research, Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEDL 1070: Federal Legislation Issues in Education Law (2 credits)

Electives

  • MEDL 2070: Private Ed Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2030: Preventing Workplace Harassment (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2070: Unions and Management (2 credits)

Important

  • All students must successfully complete all first year courses before taking the second year courses.
  • Students must submit an IRP topic for review and approval before registering and taking IRP 1. This should be submitted 6 months before the IRP 1 begins.
  • Students must complete 12 credits of electives. Students may choose to complete a concentration in which specific courses should be selected or take a mixture of electives from those offered.
  • Not all electives are offered each term; all electives need at least 3 students to run.
  • The IRP Part 1 and the IRP Part 2 must be taken during back to back terms. Students may not take IRP Part 1, then a term of electives then the IRP Part 2.

First Term

  • CORE Legal Research
  • Program Core

Second Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Third Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Fourth Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

New students begin electives, need 12 credits of electives. Electives are only offered once a year so if there is a specific class you want to take for interest or to earn a concentration, please pay attention to when it is offered.

Fifth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits (fifth or sixth term students should take 3 classes)

Sixth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits

Seventh Term

  • 1 elective and part 1 of the IRP

Eighth Term

  • Part 2 of the IRP

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