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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

Rachel Ablow, Professor

David Alff, 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

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

3 ENG courses at the 200 level
10  ENG courses at the 300/400 level distributed as follows:

  • One Criticism/Theory course (ENG 301, ENG 367, ENG 369, ENG 370, ENG 371, ENG 372, ENG 440, ENG 454, ENG 455)
  • Three courses in Earlier Literature
  • One course in Breadth of Literary Study grounded in perspectives or experience outside the literary mainstream
  • Five additional "ENG" courses, one of which must be at the 400 level

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

LAW 523 Judicial Externship

LAW 567 Greening Buffalo

LAW 637 Corporate Negotiations

LAW 828 Innocence and Justice Project

** Seminar Course Options

LAW 529 Mindful and Pro-Identity

LAW 567 Trump and the Law

LAW 656 Privacy: Theories and History

*** 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: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:08