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 5110B Torts II

Credits : 5
This course examines laws relating to civil liability for intentional and negligent wrongs as well as strict liability. Emphasis will be placed on negligent interference with persons or property, the development of strict and products liability, joint tortfeasors, damages, and their corresponding defenses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the law of negligence, including duty of care, damages, and defenses.
  • Compare the various concepts that arise under vicarious liability and joint tortfeasors.
  • Differentiate wrongful death actions from survival actions.
  • Evaluate the applicability and limitations of the law of strict liability.
  • Assess the theories of recovery for products liability and the methods for determining product defects.
  • Analyze liability associated with nuisance.
  • Evaluate the basis for an action based on defamation.
  • Differentiate the various forms of privacy torts.
  • Synthesize the basis for a civil rights action.
  • Describe the elements that comprise misuse of legal procedure.
  • Synthesize the basis for liability in misrepresentation.
  • Examine the type of acts and relationships that are actionable under Interference with Advantageous Relationships.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons, problems, and/or hypotheticals.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5110B Torts II

Credits : 5
This course examines laws relating to civil liability for intentional and negligent wrongs as well as strict liability. Emphasis will be placed on negligent interference with persons or property, the development of strict and products liability, joint tortfeasors, damages, and their corresponding defenses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the law of negligence, including duty of care, damages, and defenses.
  • Compare the various concepts that arise under vicarious liability and joint tortfeasors.
  • Differentiate wrongful death actions from survival actions.
  • Evaluate the applicability and limitations of the law of strict liability.
  • Assess the theories of recovery for products liability and the methods for determining product defects.
  • Analyze liability associated with nuisance.
  • Evaluate the basis for an action based on defamation.
  • Differentiate the various forms of privacy torts.
  • Synthesize the basis for a civil rights action.
  • Describe the elements that comprise misuse of legal procedure.
  • Synthesize the basis for liability in misrepresentation.
  • Examine the type of acts and relationships that are actionable under Interference with Advantageous Relationships.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons, problems, and/or hypotheticals.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5110B Torts II

Credits : 5
This course examines laws relating to civil liability for intentional and negligent wrongs as well as strict liability. Emphasis will be placed on negligent interference with persons or property, the development of strict and products liability, joint tortfeasors, damages, and their corresponding defenses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the law of negligence, including duty of care, damages, and defenses.
  • Compare the various concepts that arise under vicarious liability and joint tortfeasors.
  • Differentiate wrongful death actions from survival actions.
  • Evaluate the applicability and limitations of the law of strict liability.
  • Assess the theories of recovery for products liability and the methods for determining product defects.
  • Analyze liability associated with nuisance.
  • Evaluate the basis for an action based on defamation.
  • Differentiate the various forms of privacy torts.
  • Synthesize the basis for a civil rights action.
  • Describe the elements that comprise misuse of legal procedure.
  • Synthesize the basis for liability in misrepresentation.
  • Examine the type of acts and relationships that are actionable under Interference with Advantageous Relationships.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons, problems, and/or hypotheticals.
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