Required Courses

These courses are required for completion of the Juris Doctor degree at Bowen.

  • Torts
    4 credit hours. Covers the bases of civil liability for physical and nonphysical personal injury (and, to a lesser extent, for damage to property);…  
  • Research, Writing & Analysis II
    3 credit hours. Research, Writing & Analysis I and II introduce students to the processes of effective legal research and of legal reasoning, using…  
  • Research, Writing & Analysis I
    3 credit hours. Research, Writing & Analysis I and II introduce students to the processes of effective legal research and of legal reasoning, using…  
  • Real Property I & II
    5 credit hours. Real Property I (three credit hours) and Real Property II (two credit hours) introduce students to the doctrines of adverse possession,…  
  • Professionalism and the Work of Lawyers
    1 credit hour. This required course for first year students is designed to develop students’ skills in a range of areas relating to the…  
  • Legal Profession
    2 credit hours. Analyzes the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and their application to practical ethical problems faced by attorneys. The course also seeks…  
  • Lawyering Skills II
    3 credit hours. Develops lawyering skills in trial preparation, techniques, and tactics through the handling of cases and trial problems under simulated trial conditions,…  
  • Lawyering Skills I
    2 credit hours. Through a combination of lectures and small group workshops, helps students learn a variety of lawyering skills in both litigation and…  
  • Introduction to Bar Preparation Skills
    1 credit hour. Provides a broad overview of the bar exam and its components including the MPT, MBE, MPRE, and MEE. It also discusses…  
  • Evidence
    3 or 4 credit hours. Emphasizes the Federal and Uniform Rules of Evidence, including those rules relating to real, testimonial, and circumstantial proof; impeachment…