Experiential Learning Requirement

For students graduating in 2019 or later, the Juris Doctor degree requires six or more credits of experiential learning. Three of these six credits are satisfied in the first year during the Legal Practice Program by the required courses Lawyering Skills I and II.  Additional courses that satisfy the requirement include simulation courses, clinics, and externships

View 2017-2018 academic year course list in PDF format.

View 2016-2017 academic year course list in PDF format.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, classes that satisfy the requirement include: 

Simulation Courses:

LAW 131 Lawyering Skills I  

LAW 133 Lawyering Skills II

LAW 308 Applied Evidence in a Technological Age

LAW 351 Advanced Dispute Resolution Survey

LAW 472 Medical Malpractice Trial Advocacy

LAW 525 Drafting for Corporate and Finance Lawyers

LAW 605 Criminal Justice Practice Skills

LAW 686 Alternative Business Entities

LAW 688 Mergers & Acquisitions Simulation

LAW 720 Trial Advocacy

LAW 722 Mediation

LAW 724 Negotiation for Lawyers 

LAW 730 Advanced Brief Writing  

LAW 738 Technology-Augmented Trial Advocacy

LAW 765 Advanced Professional Development I  

LAW 766 Advanced Professional Development II  


LAW 684 Elder & Disability Law Clinic II

LAW 741 Virginia Coastal Policy Practicum I

LAW 743 Federal Tax Clinic 

LAW 745 Domestic Violence Clinic

LAW 746 Family Law Clinic

LAW 747 Innocence Project Clinic I

LAW 780 Puller Veterans Clinic - Disability Compensation and Appeals

LAW 782 Special Education Advocacy Clinic I

LAW 783 Puller Veterans Clinic - Separation, Discharges & Legislative Advocacy

LAW 784 Elder & Disability Law Clinic I

LAW 785 Innocence Project Clinic II

LAW 788 Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic I

LAW 789 Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic II 

LAW 790 Special Education Advocacy Clinic II 

LAW 791 Virginia Coastal Policy Practicum II

LAW 798 Puller Veterans Clinic - Military Sexual Trauma

LAW 799 Business Law Clinic


LAW 749 Nonprofit Organization Externships

LAW 752 Virginia Attorney General Externships

LAW 753 State and Local Government Externships

LAW 754 Judicial Externships

LAW 756 U.S. Attorney Externships

LAW 758 Federal Government Externships

LAW 759 Private Practice and In-house Counsel Externships

LAW 770 Prosecutor Externship

LAW 771 Public Defender Externships

LAW 772 Washington, D.C., Fall Semester Externship