The General Practice Concentration, complements the traditional JD curriculum. Meshing substantive law with professional training, the hands-on program is designed to help enterprising students achieve their ambitions, whether working for themselves or in the public, nonprofit or private sectors. A General Practice Concentration is awarded to students who have successfully completed all four semesters of the program, during their 2L and 3L years, in addition to their JD.
The General Practice Concentration requires a minimum of 16 credits of approved coursework. Students must complete a Declaration Form and file it with the Registrar by the end of their 4th semester. Declaration Forms are available here, from the Registrar or in the General Practice Program office. The list below is of approved courses for credit toward the General Practice Concentration. At the discretion of the Director, there may be additional non-curricular requirements that students must meet in order to receive the Concentration. These requirements may include but are not limited to attendance at professional and related events, keeping of journals, submission of Practice of Law Memos and other reflective work.
Enrollment in any VLS clinic or participation in an Externship/SIP may be substituted for one semester of the Concentration. (4 Credits)