Curriculum

TMSL's curriculum places particular emphasis on both bar preparation and available areas of advanced study to support the student's professional goals. Curriculum oversight, policy, and structure are determined by the Law School's Curriculum Committee. The first year program emphasizes traditional first year course offerings in a five section format that is tailored to our students' particular needs and background.

First Year (Required Courses)
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
Law 504 Contracts I 3 Law 505 Contracts II 3
Law 506 Property I 3 Law 507 Property II 3
Law 508 Torts I 3 Law 509 Torts II 3
Law 900 Lawyering Process I 3 Law 930 Lawyering Process II 2
Law 530 Criminal Law 3 Law 502 Civil Procedure 4
Second Year (Required Courses)
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
Law 600 Evidence 3 Law 601 Criminal Procedure 3
Law 540 Constitutional Law 4 Law 921 Trial Simulation 2
Second Year Required Courses (taken anytime during the second year)
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
Law 640 Business Associations 3 Law 650 Wills and Trusts 4
Law 610 Commercial Law 4 Law 620 Professional Responsibility 2
Law 740 Basic Federal Taxation* 3 Law 920 Appellate Litigation 2
*Taken anytime during the second year by students with a GPA below 3.0 at the end of their first year.
Third Year (Required Courses)
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
Law 802 Writing Seminar/Independent Research* 2/3 Law 711 Consumer Rights** 3
Law 602 Federal Jurisdiction* 3 Law 903 Texas Practice** 3
* Taken anytime during the second or third year.
** Taken anytime during the third year by students with a GPA below 3.0 at the end of their first year.

 

Accreditation

Thurgood Marshall School of Law is a public law school founded in June 1947.  The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

For more information regarding accreditation, please contact:
American Bar Association
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-6738
Phone:  312-988-6738

School Address

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone:  713.313.4455
Fax:  713.313.1049

Non-Discrimination Policy

Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age or disability in the administration of its academic or employment policies, or other school-administered rights, privileges, programs or activities.