Law Major Curriculum

The legal system changes rapidly. Are you up for the challenge? At Champlain College, you begin taking Law courses from day one via our Upside-Down Curriculum. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken more than five Law courses!

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Law Major Curriculum 2018–2019


First Year

First Semester

American National Government
(LEG 100)

Introduction to Law
(LEG 110)

Torts
(LEG 170)

Making Connections
(EHS 100)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Criminal Law
(LEG 140)

Contracts
(LEG 160)

Public Speaking
(COM 110)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Civil Procedure
(LEG 210)

Legal Research & Writing I
(LEG 240)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Second Semester

Legal Research & Writing II
(LEG 241)

Family Law
(LEG 260)

Property Law
(LEG 270)

Hot Topics Seminar
(EHS 200) OR
Social Justice Intensive
(EHS 210)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Talk to your advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your 3rd year.


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320 and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Legal Ethics
(LEG 340)

Evidence
(LEG 370)

Constitutional Law
(LEG 410)

Second Semester

Business Organizations
(LEG 330)

Science with Lab
(SCI XXX)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

General Elective or Law Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Law Externship
(LEG 390)

Appellate Advocacy
(LEG 470)

Law Elective OR General Elective

Law Elective OR General Elective

Law Elective OR General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone: Law
(CCC 410LEG)

Wills, Trusts & Estates
(LEG 310)

Law in Context Seminar
(LEG 480)

General Elective or Law Elective