Trinity Law School is a Christian law school that offers a unique, yet practical educational foundation from a biblical perspective. Your professors strive to challenge you and arm you with the knowledge you need to pursue a meaningful life of service. Whether your journey leads you to become an attorney, professor, or business leader, Trinity is where you not only learn the law, but also engage in practical opportunities to put your passion to work.

To graduate with a Juris Doctor degree, you must successfully complete 75 units of required courses and 15 units of electives (90 units total) with C average (2.0 GPA). Full-time students can expect to complete their JD in three years, while part-time and Flex Track students can complete it in four years. Classes are offered during the day, in the evening, and selected courses are also available online. All JD students benefit from On Course, our exclusive program that prepares you for the California Bar Exam starting on your first day of class.

TYPICAL FULL-TIME SCHEDULE (REGULAR PROGRAM)

First Year

Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Contracts 1 & 2
Torts 1 & 2
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Legal Institutions & Values
Business Organizations

Second Year

Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Civil Procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2

Third Year

Legal Research & Writing 3
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Remedies
Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills 1 & 2
Electives

TYPICAL PART-TIME SCHEDULE (REGULAR PROGRAM)

FIRST YEAR

Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Contracts 1 & 2
Torts 1 & 2
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure

SECOND YEAR

Legal Institutions & Values
Business Organizations
Civil Procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Electives

THIRD YEAR

Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Electives

FOURTH YEAR

Legal Research & Writing 3
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Remedies
Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills 1 & 2
Electives

FLEX TRACK

Applicants who do not meet our regular LSAT requirements but who still show academic promise may be accepted to the Flex Track program. Flex Track courses are only taken in the evenings three days per week for the first year of study. Select online courses are available during the first year. Students must rank in the top 20% of their cohort or pass the First Year Law Students’ Exam (FYLSX) before continuing to the third semester/second year. Once the third semester has begun, you are considered to be part of the Regular JD Program.

FIRST YEAR

Contracts 1 & 2 (online option)
Torts 1 & 2 (online option)
Criminal Law
FYLSX Skills Course

First Year Law Students’ Exam

SECOND YEAR

Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Legal Institutions & Values
Business Organizations
Criminal Procedure
Civil Procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Electives

THIRD YEAR

Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Electives

FOURTH YEAR

Legal Research & Writing 3
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Remedies
Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills 1 & 2
Electives

International Opportunities

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS & STRASBOURG, FRANCE: SUMMER HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM
A special benefit of study at Trinity Law School is the opportunity to participate in the Summer Human Rights Program in The Hague, Netherlands and Strasbourg, France. This program is an advanced course in international and comparative human rights law that is taught by leading academics and practitioners from around the world. This program provides students with the opportunity to examine contemporary human rights issues from a Christian perspective. In an effort to provide students with a comprehensive human rights education, class time includes courses taught at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Students may earn 6 units of elective credit upon completion of the course. Click here for more information.

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Trinity students can participate in a two-week excursion through Cambodia’s capital city to study international law and economic development in a time of government evolution. This program is offered in the winter while summer-long internships with NGOs are coordinated in April and May. Click here for more information.

MUKONO, UGANDA: SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Through Regent University School of Law, Trinity students are able to participate in a month-long summer course on the topic of International Human Rights and the Rule of Law. In Uganda, human rights are constantly in turmoil and corruption is fought daily. This program is designed for students who seek to do global justice through an informed relationship with the people and legal challenges of East Africa. Program availability is subject to change. Click here for more information.

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