During the first year, students study fundamental legal concepts and address legal problems relevant to society and the practice of law. Students in their second and third years take mostly electives except for a few required courses. Upper division students may choose their curriculum from the following categories: business, international, jurisprudence and perspective, natural resources, practice and procedure, practice-clinical, property, public, research and writing and taxation. One hour of credit may be earned for independent legal research undertaken with supervision of a faculty member.
The School of Law also offers two certificate programs, the Tax Emphasis Program and the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy, which students can earn in addition to their law degree. Concurrent degree programs with the Graduate School of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Public Affairs are also available.