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 5110A Torts I

Credits : 3
This course examines the laws relating to civil liability for intentional and negligent wrongs. Emphasis will be placed on the development of liability, intentional interference with person or property, privileges, negligence, causation in fact, and proximate or legal cause.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and understand intentional harm to another, including assault, battery and false imprisonment.
  • Compare the various privileges excusing otherwise tortious conduct, including consent, self-defense, recovery of property, necessity, and authority of law.
  • Examine the law of negligence, organizing the elements of a cause of action and evaluating the various standards of care.
  • Examine causation in fact, including proof of causation, concurrent causes, and the problems in determining which party caused a particular harm.
  • Analyze proximate legal cause, including unforeseeable consequences and intervening causes.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce yourself and share your objectives for the course.
  • Integrate course concepts and demonstrate legal analysis in written form, such as a case brief or movie critique.
  • Examine and comprehend intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Evaluate and understand conversion, trespass to chattel and trespass to land.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons.
  • Evaluate facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5110A Torts I

Credits : 3
This course examines the laws relating to civil liability for intentional and negligent wrongs. Emphasis will be placed on the development of liability, intentional interference with person or property, privileges, negligence, causation in fact, and proximate or legal cause.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and understand intentional harm to another, including assault, battery and false imprisonment.
  • Compare the various privileges excusing otherwise tortious conduct, including consent, self-defense, recovery of property, necessity, and authority of law.
  • Examine the law of negligence, organizing the elements of a cause of action and evaluating the various standards of care.
  • Examine causation in fact, including proof of causation, concurrent causes, and the problems in determining which party caused a particular harm.
  • Analyze proximate legal cause, including unforeseeable consequences and intervening causes.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce yourself and share your objectives for the course.
  • Integrate course concepts and demonstrate legal analysis in written form, such as a case brief or movie critique.
  • Examine and comprehend intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Evaluate and understand conversion, trespass to chattel and trespass to land.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons.
  • Evaluate facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5110A Torts I

Credits : 3
This course examines the laws relating to civil liability for intentional and negligent wrongs. Emphasis will be placed on the development of liability, intentional interference with person or property, privileges, negligence, causation in fact, and proximate or legal cause.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and understand intentional harm to another, including assault, battery and false imprisonment.
  • Compare the various privileges excusing otherwise tortious conduct, including consent, self-defense, recovery of property, necessity, and authority of law.
  • Examine the law of negligence, organizing the elements of a cause of action and evaluating the various standards of care.
  • Examine causation in fact, including proof of causation, concurrent causes, and the problems in determining which party caused a particular harm.
  • Analyze proximate legal cause, including unforeseeable consequences and intervening causes.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce yourself and share your objectives for the course.
  • Integrate course concepts and demonstrate legal analysis in written form, such as a case brief or movie critique.
  • Examine and comprehend intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Evaluate and understand conversion, trespass to chattel and trespass to land.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons.
  • Evaluate facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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