First Year Class Schedule

Class Information

First-Year Orientation

Orientation will be held Aug. 15 - 19, 2022. The orientation program is part of the first-year instructional program. Attendance and participation in the orientation program is mandatory for all new first-year students. Orientation materials will be emailed in late July. We anticipate that our Orientation program will be a combination of virtual online programming and in-person activities. Please be prepared for in-person programming during each day of Orientation. Formal classes for all law students begin August 22.

First-Year Class Schedule

The requirement of 5 courses each semester for full time students, 4 courses each semester for part time day students, enables students to focus on fewer subjects more deeply and provides more study/ preparation time in the first year.  

The first year curriculum consists primarily of required classes in a pre-determined schedule. In order to accommodate Fall 2022 tuition billing by the USF Student Accounts Office in early July, all new first year law students who have submitted their deposits will be registered in a placeholder section for Fall 2022 classes by the Law Admissions Office beginning in late June.  This will not be your final schedule. Final section assignments will be completed in late July. Individual student schedules and book lists will be available in early August. Required first year classes with days/times listed will be posted on our website in early August.

All new students are randomly assigned to one of three sections, of approximately 50-55 students each. Full time students will be enrolled in 5 courses in the fall semester (14 units) and 5 courses in the spring semester (14 units). All classes are held during the day, Monday through Friday. The part-time day students will be enrolled in 4 courses in the fall semester and 4 courses in the spring semester (11 units fall, 12 units spring). Classes are held Monday through Friday. 

Find information on our courses and curriculum here.

First Assignments

Assignments for the first week of classes will be posted on our website under First Assignments in early August. 

Reading Assignments for week of august 22

Section 1: TBD

  • Civil Procedure I
  • Contracts I
  • Torts
  • LRWA 1
  • LRWA 2
  • LRWA 3

Section 2: TBD

  • Civil Procedure I
  • Contracts I 
  • Torts
  • LRWA 4
  • LRWA 5
  • LRWA 6

Section 3: TBD

  • Civil Procedure I
  • Contracts I 
  • Torts
  • LRWA 7
  • LRWA 8
  • LRWA 9