Required Courses & Prerequisites


​Students must take all required courses at the time prescribed and in the sequence designated by the College of Law. First-year JD students may not drop required courses or take reduced class loads unless there are extraordinary extenuating circumstances and the student obtains the consent of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Required courses must be taken at DePaul Law and cannot be taken at another law school, with the exception of:

  1. transfer students who were admitted with credits from another law school; and
  2. students who receive advance permission from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs due to unforeseen and extenuating circumstances.

Some courses have mandatory prerequisites. Prerequisites must be completed before a student may enroll in those courses. Students may not take a course and its prerequisite course simultaneou​sly. ​