Saturday Classes

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Qualified students now have the unique opportunity to earn their four-year Juris Doctorate entirely through Saturday coursework.

What are the requirements to be allowed to take all my classes on Saturday?

Students who start at Trinity with an LSAT of 145 or higher are permitted to take nine units of class time in a single day. This allows those qualifying students to take all the required first semester classes on Saturday. In later semesters, those students with a cumulative GPA of 72 or higher can continue to take nine units of class time in a single day, and thus can continue to complete the program by taking classes only on Saturday.

How many classes would I take each Saturday?

Fall and Spring semesters: Three.
Summer semester: Two.

What would my schedule look like over the next four years?

Below is the list of classes that are guaranteed to be taught over the next four years. If you plan on taking all your classes on Saturday, this will be your schedule for your entire degree.

Year 1
Units
Fall
Legal Research and Writing I 3
Contracts I 3
Torts I 3
Spring
Legal Research and Writing II 3
Contracts II 3
Torts II 3
Summer
Criminal Procedure 3
Criminal Law 3
Totals
24

 

Year 2
Units
Fall
Legal Research and Writing III 2
Civil Procedure I 3
Property I 3
Spring
Legal Research and Writing IV 2
Civil Procedure II 3
Property II 3
Summer
Legal Institutions & Values 3
Business Organizations 3
Totals
22

 

 Year 3
UNITS
Fall
Constitutional Law I 3
Evidence I 2
PR / Ethics 3
Spring
Constitutional Law II 3
Evidence II 2
Community Property 2
Summer
Elective 3
Elective 3
Totals
21

 

 Year 4
UNITS
Fall
Jurisprudence 4
Wills, Trusts, & Estates 3
Elective 2
Spring
Remedies 3
Advanced Legal Synthesis 3
Elective 2
Summer
Elective 3
Elective 3
Totals
23

Am I allowed to take classes on Saturday even if I plan on taking the rest during the week?

Yes. All students are allowed to take Saturday classes. The additional requirements mentioned above only apply if you plan on taking nine hours in one day.

At what times are the Saturday classes offered?

Though some classes may vary, most classes will begin at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm (estimated).

What happens if I need to retake a course?

If this is the case, you’ll be required to take it during the week, since it won’t be re-offered on a Saturday within the four-year cycle.

My schedule is wonderful. I can attend during the day, in the evening, and even on Saturdays. I’m full-time, but I still have flexibility.

Viviana Escobar ’14