Second & Third Year Curricula

The second and third year experience is flexible, allowing each student to design a course of study specifically tailored to her or his interests and career goals. Students may choose from a broad array of elective courses, workshops, and clinics.

Writing skills are sharpened in a required Second Year Seminar in which students engage in an in-depth exploration of a legal topic to produce a scholarly paper. Seminar topics include, for example, Family Law, Native Hawaiian Rights, Property, Labor Law, Electronic Commerce, Race, Culture and Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, and Environmental Law.

Second and third year students may also choose to pursue certificates within the Law School or dual degree or graduate certificate in such areas as Business, Asian Studies and Public Policy within the University.

By the time our students graduate, they are in demand for jobs nationally and internationally. Many of our graduates secure prestigious judicial clerkships upon graduation.


Denise E. Antolini

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(808) 956-6238