At Quinnipiac University School of Law, in both the full-time and part-time programs, your first semesters will be focused on the fundamental doctrine and institutions of the law. Your first classes—Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Torts, and Legal Skills—cover the basics and are all required.
Quinnipiac boasts a low faculty/student ratio, and these are, with rare exceptions, the largest classes you'll take. They meet in sections of about 60-75, small enough to foster discussion and large enough to ensure a healthy mix of perspectives. Once your first year is behind you, your classes will be smaller, the instruction more intensive and related more to your interests or career plans.
This is when you may choose how you will focus your law school career. You may pursue in-depth study through one of our six concentrations or 15 clinic and externship programs.
You may also want to take part in our innovative seminars, such as the Supreme Court Symposium, which offers a chance to argue some of the most exciting cases on the Supreme Court docket. You might also choose creative courses such as Visual Persuasion in the Law, which focuses on the creative use of visual images to enhance legal arguments. And Poverty Law, which explores the variety of legal problems related to poverty.