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Degree requirements

ASU Law Juris Doctor (JD) students must complete a total of 88 credit hours in order to graduate.

Required Core (30 credit hours)

  • LAW 515 Contracts (4)
  • LAW 516 Criminal Law (3)
  • LAW 517 Torts (4)
  • LAW 518 Civil Procedure (4)
  • LAW 519 Legal Method and Writing (3)
  • LAW 522 Constitutional Law (3)
  • LAW 523 Property (4)
  • LAW 524 Legal Advocacy (2)
  • LAW 638 Professional Responsibility (3)

Electives (58 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see ASU Law's Statement of Student Policies for additional JD degree requirements.