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First-Year Curriculum

As a first-year student UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law, you will have a required course of study that provides the basics for the study of law. These courses introduce you to the fundamentals and serve as the foundation for other classes. The first-year curriculum consists of: first-semester Torts, Contracts I, Civil Procedure I, and Criminal Law. The second semester curriculum consists of Property, Contracts II, Civil Procedure II and Constitutional Law I. 

Legal Research & Writing

In addition to the courses listed to the left, you will participate in a 4 hour Legal Research and Writing class. In Legal Research, you will learn the ins and outs of how to use the Law Library and internet resources. In Legal Writing, you will learn how to write a memo and a brief, as well as present an appellate argument.

Basic Skills Seminar

Also during the first-year, UK Rosenberg Law provides instruction and support in a variety of one hour seminars taught by faculty, each a different skill that will be useful in law school and in your career.

Preparing for Law School

Law School Admission Council

Learn more about preparing for Law School by visiting the Law School Admissions Council's website