Practice-Ready Curriculum, Career-Ready Experiences

With five distinct curriculum attributes that help students prepare for work, UDM Law provides graduates with the knowledge and experience to contribute to their workplaces immediately.

Emphasis on Writing

In our innovative legal writing program, students build a writing portfolio to share with prospective employers and prepare for the profession's rigorous writing demands.

Law Firm Program

As "associates" in a simulated law firm or corporate legal environment, students learn to complete a broad range of legal transactions side-by-side with experienced attorneys.

Ethics and Professionalism

Considering the great responsibility that comes with being a lawyer, ethics, professional competence, respectfulness, and sensitivity are discussed from every angle at UDM Law.

Law Clinics

In clinics, students work under attorney supervision to conduct interviews, draft legal documents, represent clients, or mediate disputes for individuals with limited resources who otherwise might not have legal representation.


Public and nonprofit sector externships allow students to practice and polish their skills in legal environments, such as state and federal courts, legal aid organizations, and government departments.

Relevant curriculum gives students the edge

Sixty esteemed law practitioners from across the country regularly review the school's curriculum, suggesting areas for improvement or change, giving insight for law firm program courses, and providing new information on the skills that law firms are seeking in markets across the country.