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GUCL's Structured Law Program – Year by Year

GUCL's structured law program has been refined for decades. Every course "lives" where it does purposefully with the goal of guiding engaged law students towards success as skills and knowledge grow.

Required Courses (117 quarter units)

First-Year Courses (In class 2-3 nights per week)

  • Contracts I, II, III (9)
  • Criminal Law I, II (6)
  • Legal Method and Examsmanship I, II, III (5)
  • Torts I, II, III (9)

Second-Year Courses (In class 4 nights per week; lighter summer)

  • Business Organizations I, II (6)
  • Civil Procedure I, II, III (9)
  • Community Property (3) *
  • Criminal Procedure (3) *
  • Financial Literacy for Law Students (3)
  • Professional Responsibilities of Attorneys I, II, III (3)
  • Real Property I, II, III (9)

* Not with Fall enrollment

Third-Year Courses (In class 4 nights per week; lighter summer)

  • Appellate Advocacy I, II, III (3)
  • Constitutional Law I, II, III (9)
  • Evidence I, II (6)
  • Non-Core (3)
  • Non-Core (3)
  • Non-Core (3)
  • Remedies (3)
  • Sales
  • Trusts & Estates I, II (6)

Fourth-Year Courses (In class 3 nights per week)

  • Advanced Document Drafting I, II (2)
  • CA Bar Exam Review (6)
  • Community Property (3) *
  • Criminal Procedure (3) *
  • Moot Court (1)
  • Non-Core (3)
  • Pretrial Practice (6)
  • Trial Practice I, II (6)

* Only occurs with fall enrollment


Non-Core Courses (9 quarter units)

Non-Core courses are non-bar subjects. They may be thought of as "electives", however, non-core courses are assigned to, and not selected by, the students. Non-core courses offered vary from year to year. Subjects have included:

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Cybercrime
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Finance
  • Taxation
  • Video Game Law