Memphis Law offers both a full-time day program and a part-time day program. The part-time program is for a limited number of students whose other responsibilities
make full-time study difficult. Our curriculum is designed to challenge students and
prepare them for the practice of law. The curriculum reflects a commitment to traditional
legal education with the emphasis on fundamental lawyering skills and core areas of
Memphis Law operates on the semester system and requires 90 semester hours for the
J.D. degree. A full-time student is required to enroll in at least 12 hours each semester.
Students in the full-time program normally graduate in three years. Summer classes
are sometimes available and students can graduate after five semesters and two summer
sessions of full-time study.
Part-time students normally will graduate in four or four-and-one-half years (including
summer semesters). Graduation requirements for those students enrolled in the part-time
program are the same as for those students enrolled in the full-time program. A part-time
student is required to enroll in at least eight hours, but may enroll in no more than
11 hours, each semester.
Credit for law school work competed at law schools other than at The University of
Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will be credited toward fulfilling graduation
requirements only after individual consideration by the Dean. No credit, however,
will be given for work completed in a United States Law School which is not ABA approved.
Advanced standing will be granted only for work done after the student has completed
a Baccalaureate degree.To be eligible for transfer, credit earned in each course considered
for transfer credit must be at least equal to the overall grade point average required
for graduation at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.