Wayne State University

The program

Wayne Law offers three program options for the first year of study to meet the various needs of a diverse student body. They include a full-time day program, a combined day and evening program, and a part-time evening program. (Click "first-year program options" button below for more information.)

First-year students learn fundamental legal theory, as well as how to identify and analyze legal issues, through introductory courses including:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Property
  • Torts

As a first-year Wayne Law student, you will participate in a weeklong orientation program to introduce you to our legal system, the case method, and the procedures and analytical skills needed in the first weeks of law school. With your classmates, you will use these new skills to analyze a hypothetical problem. Orientation also will provide informal opportunities to help you meet your fellow students and Wayne Law faculty members.

Legal and research writing First-year program options Upper-class program Degree requirements

"I chose Wayne Law because of the hands-on experience with faculty and the smaller community of students. Coming from a big school, it's easy to feel invisible because the community is so large. But at Wayne Law, you aren't just a student, you are recognized and valued as a person."

Ana Victoria Campos, Detroit
Wayne Law Class of 2015
Graduate of University of Michigan

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan