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Curriculum

Study All Subjects Tested on the CA Bar Exam

Every subject tested on the CA Bar Exam is a required course at GUCL. Based on those subjects, GUCL has fine-tuned its curriculum so students take courses in an order and volume appropriate for their skills.

The Law Program

The law program requires completion of 126 quarter units. The curriculum consists of 117 core units and 9 units in non-core subjects. Upon satisfaction of all requirements, the law school awards the Juris Doctor degree to graduates.

First Year (Fall Start) Total: 29 quarter units
Fall (7qu)Winter (8qu)Spring (8qu)Summer (6qu)
Contracts IContracts IIContracts IIICriminal Law I
Torts ITorts IITorts IIICriminal Law II
LM&E ILM&E IILM&E III
Second Year Total: 30 quarter units
SummerFall (10qu)Winter (10qu)Spring (10qu)
First year Summer Criminal Law - see chart aboveBusiness Organizations IBusiness Organizations IIFinancial Literacy for Law Students
Civil Procedure ICivil Procedure IICivil Procedure III
Real Property IReal Property IIReal Property III
Prof. Responsibilities of Attorneys I Prof. Responsibilities of Attorneys II Prof. Responsibilities of Attorneys III
Third Year Total: 39 quarter units
Summer (9qu)Fall (10qu)Winter (10qu)Spring (10qu)
Non-CoreConstitutional Law IConstitutional Law IIConstitutional Law III
Non-CoreEvidence IEvidence IIRemedies
Non-CoreTrusts ITrusts IISales
Appellate Advocacy IAppellate Advocacy IIAppellate Advocacy III
Fourth Year Total: 28 quarter units
Summer (7qu)Fall (8qu)Winter (8qu)Spring (5qu)
Community PropertyPretrial IPretrial IICA Bar Exam Review
Criminal Procedure Trial Practice ITrial Practice IICA Bar Exam Review
Moot CourtAdvanced Document Drafting IAdvanced Document Drafting II
First Year (Spring Start) Total: 29 quarter units
Spring/Summer (10qu)Fall (6qu)Winter (8qu)Spring (5qu)
Torts I, II, IIIContracts IContracts IIContracts III
LM&E ICriminal Law ICriminal Law IILM&E III
LM&E II
Second Year Total: 36 quarter units
Summer (6qu)Fall (10qu)Winter (10qu)Spring (10qu)
Criminal ProcedureBusiness Organizations IBusiness Organizations IIFinancial Literacy for Law Students
Community PropertyCivil Procedure ICivil Procedure IICivil Procedure III
Real Property IReal Property IIReal Property III
Prof. Responsibilities of Attorneys IProf. Responsibilities of Attorneys IIProf. Responsibilities of Attorneys III
Third Year Total: 36 quarter units
Summer (6qu)Fall (10qu)Winter (10qu)Spring (10qu)
Non-CoreConstitutional Law IConstitutional Law IIConstitutional Law III
Non-CoreEvidence IEvidence IIRemedies
Trusts ITrusts IISales
Appellate Advocacy IAppellate Advocacy IIAppellate Advocacy III
Fourth Year Total: 25 quarter units
Summer (4qu)Fall (8qu)Winter (8qu)Spring (5qu)
Moot CourtPretrial IPretrial IICA Bar Exam Review
Non-CoreTrial Practice ITrial Practice IICA Bar Exam Review
Advanced Document Drafting IAdvanced Document Drafting II