Juris Doctor (JD) Program

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.

THE JD PROGRAM CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE,
ON CAMPUS OR A HYBRID OF BOTH.

To graduate with a Juris Doctor degree, you must successfully complete 74 units of required courses and 16 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. 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 Writing: Litigation Skills OR Legal Writing: Transactional Skills

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Remedies

Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills

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 Writing: Litigation Skills OR Legal Writing: Transactional Skills

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Remedies

Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills

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. All required courses are offered either on campus or 100% online. You may select a hybrid schedule with some classes online and others on campus. Students must pass the First Year Law Students’ Exam (FYLSX or “Baby Bar”) 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

Torts 1 & 2

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 Writing: Litigation Skills OR Legal Writing: Transactional Skills

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Remedies

Advanced Exam Approaches and Skills

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.