University of Pittsburgh

First-Year Curriculum

Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, the first-year curriculum will comprise the following required courses, as well as attendance at a minimum of 6 programs in the newly created Pitt Law Academy:


Contracts (4 credits).

Criminal Law (3 credits).

Legal Analysis & Writing (2 credits, contingent on successful completion of both semesters of this course).

Legislation and Regulation (3 credits).

Torts (4 credits).



Civil Procedure (4 credits).

Constitutional Law (4 credits).

Lawyering (3 credits) (not applicable to students entering in Fall 2013 or Fall 2014).

Legal Analysis & Writing (2 credits)

Property (4 credits).


Pitt Law Academy (not for credit; year-long speaker series).

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