Jurisprudence Law School Early Entry Option Requirements
- These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
- Read the course descriptions.
- Learn more about qualifying for and taking advantage of the Law School Early Entry Option through the UB School of Law.
General Education Requirements
- all students who entered UB prior to fall 2013
- any student who entered UB with 24 or more credits before fall 2014
- all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB in fall 2013 and after
- all new students entering UB in fall 2014 and after
Jurisprudence Law School Early Entry Option Requirements (33 credits)
Required Courses (12 credits)
- Introduction to Jurisprudence (JPLA 200)
- Ethics (PHIL 301)
- Logic of Language (PHIL 316)
- Capstone Project (JPLA 498)
Foundational Electives (9 credits)
- one 100- or 200-level course in American government
- one 100- or 200-level course in American history
- one 100- or 200-level course in philosophy
other courses may be substituted with the permission of the program director; with the permission of the program director, students may substitute a paralegal degree for the Foundational Electives
Complete two courses from the history courses and two courses from the government and public policy courses listed below.
- Age of Revolutions (HIST 312)
- English Law to 1689 (HIST 331)
- English Law Since 1689 (HIST 332)
- American Legal History (HIST 340)
- New South and Civil Rights (HIST 377)
- American Constitutional History (HIST 434)
- Great Trials in History (HIST 438)
- History of Common Law (HIST 440)
- American Political History (HIST 468)
Government and Public Policy
- American Political Institutions (GVPP 300)
- Constitutional Law (GVPP 340)
- Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights (GVPP 341)
- The Legislative Process (GVPP 345)
- American Political Thought (GVPP 381)
- Political Ideologies (GVPP 382)
- Comparative Government (GVPP 384)
- Administrative Law and Processes (GVPP 425)
Other courses may be substituted with the permission of the program director.
- First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101)
freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective
Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120.
Information Literacy Requirement
Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing:
- Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)