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Course of Study – Drivon School of Law
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Course of Study

We offer a broad and well-rounded curriculum to prepare students to explore a range of legal subjects to find a path of their interest.

We provide an evening program to accommodate working students and operates on the quarter system (eleven weeks per quarter). Our courses are typically offered Monday through Thursday nights from 6:40 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.

Classes are conducted using the Socratic method of instruction, classroom presentations, legal research, written exercises, and mock trial practices. Attendance of all class sessions is expected for all students due to the nature of the subject and the professional requirements of the field.

A typical program at Drivon School of Law consists of three courses per quarter. Each course is typically worth three quarter units. Satisfactory completion of 120 quarter units is required to be awarded a Juris Doctor degree. Completion of the law program usually takes four years.


Required Courses

• First Year •

Course No. Course Units
LAW 100 Intro to Law/Legal Writing 3 P/F
LAW 101 Legal Research & Writing I 3 P/F
LAW 110/111/112 Contracts I/II/III 9
LAW 120/121/122 Torts I/II/III 9
LAW 130/131 Criminal Law I/II 6


• Second Year •

Course No. Course Units
LAW 201/202/203 Property I/II/III 9
LAW 210/211/212 Civil Procedure I/II/III 9
LAW 310/311/312 Constitutional I/II/III 9
LAW 410 Criminal Procedure 3


• Third Year •

Course No. Course Units
LAW 201/202/203 Property I/II/III 9
LAW 220/221 Evidence I/II 6
LAW 230 Professional Responsibility 3
LAW 320 Wills 3
LAW 321 Trusts 3
LAW 331 Community Property 3
LAW 585 Professional Training Program 6


• Fourth Year •

Course No. Course Units
LAW 340/341/342 Business Associations I/II/III 9
LAW 350/351 Remedies I/II 6
LAW 430 Advanced Legal Writing 3 P/F



Along with required classes, students are must complete 24 units of elective courses. Electives courses offered include:

  • Family Law
  • Taxation II
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Advanced Legal Analysis
  • Income Tax
  • Sales
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • Moot Court
  • Appellate Practice
  • Intro to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Creditor’s and Debtor’s Rights
  • Criminal Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Educational Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Labor Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • California Pleading & Practice
  • Agency
  • Advanced Torts
  • California Evidence
  • Local Government
  • Water Law
  • Special Topics in Practical Training
  • Special Topics: Clinics
  • Professional Training Program
  • Special Problems in Law Administrative Law