Registrar's Office

Akervik,-JillRegistration, administration of final examinations and grades are handled by School of Law Registrar Jill Akervik. Jill also prepares class schedules, class ranks, academic calendars, provides enrollment/degree verification, and prepares dean certifications for the state bar in all states. We encourage you to use the School of Law Registrar's Office as a resource as you seek information in these areas.

J.D. Graduation Requirements

First-Year CoursesUpper-Level Courses
LAWS 600 Civil Procedure LAWS 700 Business Associations
LAWS 605 Constitutional Law LAWS 705 Evidence
LAWS 610 Contracts LAWS 715 Lawyering skills III 
(must be taken in second year)
LAWS 615 Criminal Law LAWS 725 Professional Responsibility 
(must be taken in second year)
LAWS 620 Lawyering Skills I LAWS 930 Mentor Externship 2nd Year 
(2 semesters, 1.0 total credit)
LAWS 625 Lawyering Skills II LAWS 933 Mentor Externship 3rd Year 
(2 semesters, 1.0 total credit)
LAWS 630 Property Effective for the entering class of 2015 and subsequent classes, 6 credits of experiential coursework is required for graduation. Completion of the Mentor Externship Program will count as 2 credits toward this requirement.    
LAWS 635 Torts
LAWS 640 Foundations of Justice
LAWS 641 Foundations of Justice  

Additional Non-Course Requirements

Upper-level writing requirement: Section III-A-3 of Academic Policy Manual
Public service Program
Mentor Externship Program

Applicable to the Class of 2011 and beyond. You must complete 88 hours to receive your J.D. See section III-A-1 of the Academic Policy Manual.

The University of St. Thomas is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.