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Courses and JD Requirements

Starting with the first-year curriculum, you’ll be immersed in critical analysis, oral advocacy, legal writing and advanced research. Simultaneously, you’ll gain critical understanding of core legal subjects. As the curriculum advances, so does the depth of knowledge and the integration with legal practice.

JD Degree Requirements

Although we have a highly flexible curriculum that involves plenty of hands-on learning opportunities, there are still a number of steps you need to take to earn your JD at Drexel's Kline School of Law.

Review our graduation requirements

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Special Topics Courses

Some additional courses that have been offered as Special Topics include:

  • 1L Elective: Children and the Law
  • 1L Elective: Health Care Regulation
  • 1L Elective: International Business Transactions
  • 1L Elective: Introduction to International Human Rights Law
  • 1L Elective: Introduction to International Law
  • 1L Elective: Law and Society
  • 1L Elective: Professional Identity
  • 1L Elective: The Law of Consumer Protection
  • 1L Elective: The Regulatory State
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Admiralty Law
  • Advanced Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • American Legal English
  • Beginning Spanish for Lawyers
  • Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation, & Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Crime & Justice in the United States
  • Current Events in the Law
  • Current Issues in State & Local Government Law
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy Regulation
  • Cybersecurity & the Law
  • Deposition Skills & Technology
  • Depositions
  • Education, Inequality & the Law
  • Energy Law
  • Federal Reentry Court Project
  • Hip Hop and the Law
  • Information Privacy and Surveillance Law
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship
  • Intermediate Spanish for Lawyers
  • International Human Rights Advocacy & Practice
  • International Human Rights Advocacy Clinic I
  • International Human Rights Advocacy Clinic II
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights Practicum I
  • International Human Rights Practicum II
  • Legal Decision Technology
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • National Security Law
  • Punishment & Society
  • Risk Assessment & Management
  • Technology & Legal Practice