Elective Prerequisites for Juris Doctor

Students may generally schedule elective courses at any time in the second or third year (consistent with their required schedule); however, certain electives may be taken only after satisfactory completion of a prerequisite course.


Prerequisites for the following elective courses are as follows:

Elective Prerequisite

Business Organizations 2
Business Planning & Drafting
Business Trans: Mergers & Acquisitions
    Planning and Development
Securities Regulation

Business Organizations 1


Civil Liberties
Civil Rights Actions
Separation of Church & State
Constitutional Law

Estate Planning
Family Law Advocacy
Wealth Transfers
Trusts & Estates

Advanced Criminal Procedure
Texas Criminal Practice & Procedure
White Collar Crime
Criminal Procedure

Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
(may be taken concurrently)
Healthcare Law

Copyright Law (Intellectual Property recommended)
Intellectual Property Clinic
Intellectual Property Litigation (take with PC3)
Trademark Practice & Disputes
Intellectual Property


Patent Practice & Disputes Patent Law

Intellectual Property Clinic Patent Practice & Disputes or Trademark Practice & Disputes depending on clinic student will participate in.

Advanced Oil & Gas Principles & Drafting Oil & Gas

Trial Advocacy: Advanced Disc. Management
Trial Advocacy: Advanced Trial Preparation
Practice Court 1

The following capstones must be preceded by these courses:

Capstone Prerequisite Courses

Administration of Estates Capstone Administration of Estates
Trust & Estates

Business Planning Capstone Business Organizations 1
Business Organizations 2
Business Planning & Drafting
Securities Regulation
Taxation of Individuals & Family Businesses Taxation of Business Entities

Intellectual Property Capstone Copyright Law
E-Commerce Law
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Patent Law
Trademark Practice & Disputes

Wealth Transfers Capstone Trust & Estates
Wealth Transfers