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Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013. Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013 ABA Standards Loyola Required Curriculum ---Current as of 3/1/13.

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1 Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013

2 Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013 ABA Standards Loyola Required Curriculum ---Current as of 3/1/13

3 Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013 New ABA Standards: Maximum number of credits per semester: 17 credits Minimum number of credits per semester: 12 credits Minimum number of semesters: 6 semesters Maximum number of credits in any summer term: 8 credits

4 Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013 Loyola Required Curriculum FT - 1-Ls: FALL SEMESTER: Civil Procedure - 4 credits Property – 4 credits Torts – 4 credits Legal Writing (& research) – 2 credits SPRING SEMESTER: Constitutional Law - 4 credits Contracts – 4 credits Criminal Law – 3 credits Legal Writing – 2 credits Perspectives Elective – 2 or 3 credits Elective

5 Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013 Additional Loyola Required Curriculum FT – 2-Ls FALL SEMESTER: Advocacy – 2 credits Skills Training Course(s)2 credits [before graduation] FT – 2-Ls SPRING SEMESTER: Experiential Learning – 2 credits [before graduation] Required for all students graduating May 2013 or later Professional Responsibility* - 3 credits *take Professional Responsibility as soon as practical Highly Recommended Core Curriculum Administrative Law – 3 credits Business Organizations – 4 credits Evidence – 4 credits Federal Income Tax – 3 credits

6 Curriculum Planning FT - 2-Ls – in Fall 2013 Graduation in 3 years: Curriculum guide to graduate in 3 years with focus on bar passage and employable skills Loyola General Requirements 86 credits (36 required course credits) Minimum of 74 graded credits 6 FT semesters on campus (minimum of 12 credits) Exit interview with registrar

7 Goals and Objectives Master fundamental bar courses Keep the GPA up or improve Learn how to work with a Code Solidify your research & writing and other employable legal skills Allow enough time to develop career opportunities and networking Build the resume: co-curricular options

8 Available Options Hold at 12 credits & keep GPA high Electives which are highly recommended core curriculum Electives which are bar courses Electives which are pre-requisites in track courses Co-curricular Options which enhance resume

9 Bar CoursesElectives Business Organizations!!! [F,S] Conflicts of Laws [S] Criminal ProcedureAdjudication [S] & Investigation [F] Estates [S] Evidence!!! [F,S, Sm] Family Law [F,S] Negotiable Instruments [F] Sales [S] Secured Transactions [F] Remedies (Equity) [F, Sm] See Bar Courses on website cation_1112.pdf cation_1112.pdf

10 Skills Training Courses Clinical Programs Externships Trial Practice Others: Negotiation; Mediation; Arbitration Research; Drafting Contracts; Journals; Competitions Pre-trial Lit; Accounting for Lawyers; Street Law

11 Develop a Legal Concentration Advocacy* Anti-trust Law Child and Family Law* Corporate Law Public Interest Law* Health Law* Intellectual Property Law International Law and Practice* Tax Law* * Designates a Certificate Program is available

12 Tracking Sequencing of Courses required for area of concentration or Certificate Programs Examples: Estate Planning Tax Law Criminal Law Litigation & Advocacy Corporate Law

13 TrackingEstate Planning F-13Sp-14Sm-14F-14Sp-15 Admin AdvocEvid Prof Resp Prof Resp Fed Est Tax Bus Org Fed TaxEstates Estate & Gift Tax Estate Plang

14 TrackingTax Law F-13Sp-14Sm-14F-14Sp-15 Admin AdvocEvidenceSt & Loc Taxn Fed Est Tax Prof RespTax Proc & Lit. Fed Tax Clinic Fed Tax Clinic Bus OrgCorp Tax ICorp Tax II Sr Tax Sem. Fed TaxEstates Est & Gift Tax Estate Plang

15 TrackingCriminal Litig & Advoc Sm-13F-13Sp-14Sm-14F-14Sp-15 Bus Org St Prosec Func Sem Fed Tax AdvocAdminCrim App Practicum Fed Crim Proc. Prof Resp Pre-Tr Litig. Crim Pro Invest Crim Pro Adjud. Evid TP ITP IntTP I/IITP:Int I/II TP IIL LitigCr ExtCrim Ext

16 TrackingCorporate Law F-13Sp-14F-14Sp-15 Sec RegEmp LawCorp Finance AdvocBus PlngB PlngEmp Discrm Bus OrgProf RespK Neg (F,S)Fin. Plng F. TaxCorp TaxIntl Bus TrProduct Liab Admin Law Emp Benfts Lw Intl Comm Arbitratn Sec Litig Acct-LwyEvidenceCorp ExternBankruptcy Client Cl & Neg Bus Law Clinic Sem Clinics I, II & Sem

17 Co-curricular Options Publications & Journals Loyola Law Journal International Law Review Annals of Health Law Childrens Legal Rights Journal Consumer Law Review Public Interest Law Reporter Competitions Moot Court Teams [over 15 teams] Mock Trial Teams [Corboy Fellows; Thurgood Marshall; Buffalo Niagara; ABA Employment Law] Skills: Client Counseling; Negotiation; Mediation; International Commercial Arbitration Tutors

18 Recommendation Bar Courses Skills Training Courses Legal Concentration Logistics: Flexible Credit Courses Enrichment Courses Exam Schedule

19 Flexible Credit Courses Directed Study Independent Research

20 Enrichment Courses Explore your interests Expose yourself to legal areas in demand Enjoy more studies with professors you find interesting/effective

21 Exam Schedule Exam schedules will not be changed to accommodate a student with one or more exams on the same day or consecutive days Choose your courses accordingly!

22 Advisors You are welcome to schedule a curriculum counseling session with any of the following advisors, those particularly assigned to you are: Section 1: Giselle Santibanez-Bania Section 2: Dean Faught Section 3: Dean Kaufman Evening Section: Dean Gaspardo If you wish to be assigned an advisor for curriculum planning other than the above, send Dean Gaspardo an request, indicating the area of interest if you have one, or the name of a specific professor you would prefer if you have a particular request Feel free to simply ask a professor to be your advisor if you wish

23 Key Registration Issues Typical Blocks Password Block Wrong Date for Registration Financial Block Immunization Block Firewall Block No Transcript on File System Down

24 Typical Blocks Password Block Pre-emptive Procedure: Verify your password for LOCUS works before your registration date If you havent changed your password since the last registration period your password will have expired See User Memo#8 in computer lab or call

25 Typical Blocks Financial Block SBO [Bursar] Blocks: Pre-emptive Procedure: Make sure your tuition and other fees are paid Any unpaid balance of $150 or more will BLOCK your registration [verify both tuition and other fees are paid] Go to Loyola homepage, click on LOCUS

26 Typical Blocks System Down Keep trying! Contact the Registration help line: (312) –Law Registrar Office (312) –University Registrar Office Hopefully this will not happen while you are registering, but if it does, keep trying until the system allows you access to register No concessions can be made for anyone disadvantaged by a system failure, sorry.

27 Pre-Approved Courses Some courses require prior approval Externships Instructor Approval Courses Procedure for registration Complete the Instructor Approval Registration Form from the Registration website and submit the signed approval to the Registrar The Registrar will register you for the course

28 Closed Courses Once a course is closed the only way of getting in is to keep trying! There is almost always a fluctuation in the course enrollments during the registration period, the persistent student has the best chance of getting in when an opening occurs [especially happens on the first day of the class.]

29 Thanks!!!! Good Luck with Registration Communicate any Problems Register Early


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