JD | Juris Doctor

Online Law Courses offered in the Juris Doctor Program at CalSouthern

Below you’ll find a list of the required and elective law courses that make up the online Juris Doctor degree program at CalSouthern. The curriculum and course sequencing are designed to provide students with a solid legal education and prepare them to be successful on the State Bar of California Exams.

Required Core Courses

1L Required Courses

LAW 5101 Introduction to Law

Credits : 1
Presents the beginning law student with an overview of the structure and operation of the United States’ legal system and provides him or her with the opportunity to examine the methodology and reasoning utilized by the courts. The student is introduced to legal reasoning and analysis and to “thinking like a lawyer.”

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the IRAC analysis format to a judicial decision.
  • Analyze a hypothetical fact pattern using the IRAC formula.
  • Evaluate the relevance of a legal precedent to a given fact situation.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Examine the court system.
  • Examine and understand Legal Reasoning.
  • Evaluate majority, plurality, and dissent decisions.
  • Evaluate common law and statutory law.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of an essay.
  • Identify case citation, rule of law, dicta, and procedural history.
  • Compare the operational system of the United States Federal and State legal systems.
  • Examine necessary habits for good legal writing.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5101 Introduction to Law

Credits : 1
Presents the beginning law student with an overview of the structure and operation of the United States’ legal system and provides him or her with the opportunity to examine the methodology and reasoning utilized by the courts. The student is introduced to legal reasoning and analysis and to “thinking like a lawyer.”

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the IRAC analysis format to a judicial decision.
  • Analyze a hypothetical fact pattern using the IRAC formula.
  • Evaluate the relevance of a legal precedent to a given fact situation.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Examine the court system.
  • Examine and understand Legal Reasoning.
  • Evaluate majority, plurality, and dissent decisions.
  • Evaluate common law and statutory law.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of an essay.
  • Identify case citation, rule of law, dicta, and procedural history.
  • Compare the operational system of the United States Federal and State legal systems.
  • Examine necessary habits for good legal writing.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Elective Courses

LAW 5101 Introduction to Law

Credits : 1
Presents the beginning law student with an overview of the structure and operation of the United States’ legal system and provides him or her with the opportunity to examine the methodology and reasoning utilized by the courts. The student is introduced to legal reasoning and analysis and to “thinking like a lawyer.”

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the IRAC analysis format to a judicial decision.
  • Analyze a hypothetical fact pattern using the IRAC formula.
  • Evaluate the relevance of a legal precedent to a given fact situation.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Examine the court system.
  • Examine and understand Legal Reasoning.
  • Evaluate majority, plurality, and dissent decisions.
  • Evaluate common law and statutory law.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of an essay.
  • Identify case citation, rule of law, dicta, and procedural history.
  • Compare the operational system of the United States Federal and State legal systems.
  • Examine necessary habits for good legal writing.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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