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Jurisprudence Law School Early Entry Option Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • Read the course descriptions.
  • Learn more about qualifying for and taking advantage of the Law School Early Entry Option through the UB School of Law.

General Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General Education requirements for all new students entering UB in fall 2016 and after.

Jurisprudence Law School Early Entry Option Requirements (33 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • Introduction to Jurisprudence (JPLA 200)
  • Ethics (PHIL 301)
  • Logic of Language (PHIL 316) 
  • Capstone Project (JPLA 498)

Foundational Electives (9 credits)

  • one 100- or 200-level course in American government 
  • one 100- or 200-level course in American history 
  • one 100- or 200-level course in philosophy 

other courses may be substituted with the permission of the program director; with the permission of the program director, students may substitute a paralegal degree for the Foundational Electives

Advanced Electives (12 credits)

Complete two courses from the history courses and two courses from the government and public policy courses listed below.

History

  • Age of Revolutions (HIST 312)
  • English Law to 1689 (HIST 331)
  • English Law Since 1689 (HIST 332)
  • American Legal History (HIST 340)
  • New South and Civil Rights (HIST 377)
  • American Constitutional History (HIST 434)
  • Great Trials in History (HIST 438)
  • History of Common Law (HIST 440)
  • American Political History (HIST 468)

Government and Public Policy

  • American Political Institutions (GVPP 300)
  • Constitutional Law (GVPP 340)
  • Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights (GVPP 341)
  • The Legislative Process (GVPP 345)
  • American Political Thought (GVPP 381)
  • Political Ideologies (GVPP 382)
  • Comparative Government (GVPP 384)
  • Administrative Law and Processes (GVPP 425)

Other courses may be substituted with the permission of the program director.

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101)
    freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120.

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)
as of fall 2014