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Curriculum Planning. Fulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015. Curriculum Planning Fulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015. ABA Standards Loyola Required Curriculum ---Current as of 10 /1/14. Curriculum Planning Fulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015. ABA Standards: Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0

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Curriculum planning

Curriculum Planning

Fulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls

Spring 2015


Curriculum planning fulltime 2ls 3ls spring 2015

Curriculum Planning Fulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015

ABA Standards

Loyola Required Curriculum

---Current as of 10/1/14


Curriculum planning fulltime 2ls 3ls spring 20151
Curriculum PlanningFulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015

  • ABA Standards:

    • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0

    • Complete the required curriculum; total 86 credits

    • Maximum number of credits per semester: 17 credits

    • Minimum number of credits per semester: 12 credits

    • Minimum number of semesters:6 semesters

    • Maximum number of credits in any summer term:

      8 credits


Curriculum planning fulltime 2ls 3ls spring 20152
Curriculum PlanningFulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015

  • Loyola Required Curriculum

    • FT - 1-Ls:

      • FALL SEMESTER:

        • Civil Procedure - 4 credits

        • Property – 4 credits

        • Torts – 4 credits

        • Legal Writing (& research) – 2 credits

      • SPRING SEMESTER:

        • Constitutional Law - 4 credits

        • Contracts – 4 credits

        • Criminal Law – 3 credits

        • Legal Writing – 2 credits

        • Perspective Elective – 2 or 3 credit elective


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Curriculum PlanningFulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015

  • Additional Loyola Required Curriculum

    • FT – 2-Ls FALL SEMESTER:

      • Advocacy – 2 credits

      • Skills Training Course(s)—2 credits [before graduation]

    • FT – 2-Ls SPRING SEMESTER:

      • Experiential Learning – 2 credits [before graduation]

        • Required for all students graduating May 2013 or later

      • Professional Responsibility* - 3 credits

        *take Professional Responsibility as soon as practical

  • Highly Recommended Core Curriculum

    • Administrative Law – 3 credits

    • Business Organizations – 4 credits

    • Evidence – 4 credits

    • Federal Income Tax – 3 credits

    • Rigorous Writing Course


Curriculum planning fulltime 2ls 3ls spring 20154
Curriculum PlanningFulltime - 2Ls & 3Ls Spring 2015

Graduation in 3 years:

  • Curriculum guide to graduate in 3 years with focus on bar passage and employable skills

  • Loyola General Requirements

    • 86 credits (36 required course credits)

    • Minimum of 74 graded credits

    • 6 FT semesters on campus (minimum of 12 /maximum of 17 credits per semester)

    • Exit interview with registrar


Goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives

  • Master fundamental bar courses

  • Learn how to work with a Code

  • Solidify your research & writing and

    other employable legal skills

  • Allow enough time to develop career opportunities and networking

  • Focus: legal concentration or certificate

  • Build the resume: co-curricular options


Available options
Available Options

  • Hold at 12-14 credits

  • Electives which are highly recommended core curriculum

  • Electives which are bar courses

  • Electives which are pre-requisites in track courses

  • Co-curricular Options which enhance resume


Bar courses electives
Bar Courses—Electives

  • Business Organizations!!! [Fall, Spring]

  • Conflict of Laws [Spring]

  • Criminal Procedure—Adjudication [S] & Investigation [F]

  • Estates [Spring, sometimes Fall]

  • Evidence!!! [Fall, Spring, Summer]

  • Family Law [Fall, Spring]

  • Negotiable Instruments [Fall]

  • Sales [Fall, Spring]

  • Secured Transactions [Fall, Spring]

  • Remedies (Equity) [Fall, Spring]

  • Federal Courts [Spring]

  • Advanced Civil Procedure Classes [Fall, Spring]

    See Bar Courses on website

    • http://luc.edu/law/registrar/bar_information.html#courses


Skills training courses
Skills Training Courses

  • Clinical Programs

  • Externships

  • Trial Practice

  • Others:

    • Negotiation; Mediation; Arbitration

    • Research; Drafting Contracts; Journals; Competitions

    • Pre-trial Litigation; Accounting for Lawyers; Street Law


Develop a legal concentration
Develop a Legal Concentration

  • Advocacy*

  • Consumer and Anti-trust Law

  • Child and Family Law*

  • Business Law

  • Education Law

  • Public Interest Law*

  • Health Law*

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • International Law and Practice*

  • Tax Law*

    * Designates a Certificate Program is available


Sequencing
Sequencing

  • Sequencing of Courses required for area of concentration or Certificate Programs

    Examples:

    • Child and Family Law

    • Tax Law

    • Advocacy – Criminal Law Litigation

    • Health Law






Co curricular options
Co-curricular Options

  • Publications & Journals

    • Loyola Law Journal

    • International Law Review

    • Annals of Health Law

    • Children’s Legal Rights Journal

    • Consumer Law Review

    • Public Interest Law Reporter

  • Competitions

    • Moot Court Teams [over 15 competitions]

    • Mock Trial Teams [Corboy Fellows; Thurgood Marshall; Civil Law Mock Trial Team; Criminal Law Mock Trial Team]

    • Skills: Client Counseling; Negotiation; Mediation; International Commercial Arbitration

  • Tutors


Recommendation balance
Recommendation: Balance

  • Bar Courses

  • Skills Training Courses

  • Legal Concentration

  • Logistics:

    • Flexible Credit Courses

    • Enrichment Courses

    • Exam Schedule


Flexible credit courses
Flexible Credit Courses

  • Student Initiated Capstone Project

    • 1-3 Credits: Requires proposal and consent of faculty advisor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

  • Directed Study

    • 1-2 credits; research project for a faculty member, who choses scope and subject and who exercises control over the project. For each hour of academic credit the student will engage in substantial legal work for at least sixty (60) hours during the semester.

  • Independent Research

    • 1-2 credits; requires consent of a faculty member supervising your research; the scope and subject being researched is arranged between the student and the faculty member. For each hour of academic credit the student will produce a scholarly work of publishable quality of approximately 30 pages in length.


Enrichment courses
Enrichment Courses

  • Explore your interests

  • Expose yourself to legal areas in demand

  • Enjoy more studies with professors you find interesting/effective


Exam schedule
Exam Schedule

  • Exam schedules will not be changed to accommodate a student with one or more exams on the same day or consecutive days

    Choose your courses accordingly!


Advisors
Advisors

  • You are welcome to schedule a curriculum counseling session with any of the following advisors:

    • Dean Faught

    • Dean Gaspardo

    • Dean Kaufman

    • Giselle Santibanez-Bania

  • If you wish to be assigned an advisor for curriculum planning other than the above, send Dean Gaspardo an e-mail request, indicating the area of interest if you have one, or the name of a specific professor you would prefer if you have a particular request

  • Feel free to simply ask a professor to be your advisor if you wish


Important dates
Important Dates

  • Spring Registration Dates:

    • Current PT 3L/4Ls: Monday, October 27th

    • Current FT 3Ls: Tuesday, October 28th

    • Current PT 2Ls: Wednesday, October 29th

    • Current FT 2Ls: Thursday, October 30th

    • Current 1Ls: Friday, October 31st


Things to keep in mind
Things to keep in mind:

  • 711 Certification – must complete 43 credit hours before applying for a 711 license.

  • MPRE – offered 3 times a year – March, August, November

    • Does not have to be taken in conjunction with Professional Responsibility (although recommended)


  • Key registration issues
    Key Registration Issues

    • Typical Blocks

      • Password Block

      • Wrong Date for Registration

      • Financial Block

      • Immunization Block

      • Firewall Block

      • No Transcript on File

      • System Down


    Typical blocks
    Typical Blocks

    • Password Block

      • Pre-emptive Procedure:

        • Verify your password for LOCUS works before your registration date

        • If you haven’t changed your password since the last registration period your password will have expired

        • See User Memo#8 in computer lab or call 4-4444


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    Typical Blocks

    • Financial Block

      • SBO [Bursar] Blocks:

        • Pre-emptive Procedure:

          • Make sure your tuition and other fees are paid

          • Any unpaid balance of $150 or more will BLOCK your registration [verify both tuition and other fees are paid]

          • Go to Loyola homepage, click on LOCUS


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    Typical Blocks

    • System Down

      • Keep trying!

        • Contact the Registration help line:

          • (312) 915-7167 –Law Registrar Office

          • (312) 915-7221 –University Registrar Office

        • Hopefully this will not happen while you are registering, but if it does, keep trying until the system allows you access to register

        • No concessions can be made for anyone disadvantaged by a system failure, sorry.


    Pre approved courses
    Pre-Approved Courses

    • Some courses require prior approval

      • Externships

      • Instructor Approval Courses

    • Procedure for registration

      • Complete the Instructor Approval Registration Form from the Registration website and submit the signed approval to the Registrar

      • The Registrar will register you for the course


    Closed courses
    Closed Courses

    • Once a course is closed the only way of getting in is to keep trying!

      • There is almost always a fluctuation in the course enrollments during the registration period, the persistent student has the best chance of getting in when an opening occurs [especially happens on the first day of the class.]


    Thanks
    Thanks!!!!

    • Good Luck with Registration

    • Communicate any Problems

    • Register Early