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English BA/Law JD - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 15.01 ENGLISH- GENERAL, CIP: 23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)

Department of English

306 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

William Solomon, Professor

Walter Hakala, Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

School of Law

School of Law
Office of Admissions
309 O’Brian Hall

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the English BA/Law JD Program

Academic Requirements

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

The Accelerated English BA to Law JD Program has no prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

Three ENG courses (9 credits) at the 200 level
Ten 300/400-level courses, including:

  • One course (3 credits) from the Criticism/Theory list:
  • Three courses (9 credits) from the Earlier Literature list:
  • One course (3 credits) from the Breadth of Literary Study list:
    • ENG 341 Studies in African American Literature
    • ENG 342 Literature of the Americas
    • ENG 343 Studies in Native American Literature
    • ENG 344 Studies in Asian American Literature
    • ENG 346 Comparative Ethnic Literatures
    • ENG 371 Queer Theory
    • ENG 383 Studies in World Literature
    • ENG 385 Literature of the African Diaspora
    • ENG 386 Postcolonial Literature
  • Five courses (15 credits) of additional elective courses, of which four courses (12 credits) must be at the ENG or COL 300-400 level (excluding ENG 300-level CL2 courses; ENG 350-359), and one course (3 credits) must be at the ENG 400 level (neither an internship nor an independent study can fulfill this requirement)

Undergraduate Electives:
Liberal Arts Electives - 11 credits

LAW 509 Torts
LAW 501 Civil Procedure
LAW 507 Property
LAW 515 Legal Analysis, Writing and Research I
LAW 503 Contracts
LAW 505 Criminal Law
LAW 511 Constitutional Law
LAW 516 Legal Analysis, Writing and Research II
LAW 564 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
LAW Experiential Electives (6 credits) (see experiential list below)*
LAW Seminar Elective (3 credits - see seminar list below)**
LAW Research or Writing-Intensive Elective (3 credits - see research/writing list below)***
LAW free electives (44 credits)

*Experiential Course Options

** Seminar Course Options

*** Research/Writing Options

  • LAW 977 Pro Se Civil Litigation Practicum
  • LAW 956 Introduction to Appellate Advocacy
  • LAW 920 Community Justice Clinic

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the English BA/Law JD degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 39
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 90
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum40
Undergraduate Liberal Arts Free Electives11
Total Credits Required for Degree 180

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:26:30