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Law School Early Entry Option

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.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • 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 students who entered UB prior to fall 2013
  • any student who entered UB with 24 or more credits before fall 2014

General-education requirements for:

  • all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB in fall 2013 and after
  • all new students entering UB in fall 2014 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