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 5111A Contracts I

Credits : 3
Covers the basic principles of contracts. Includes elements of a contract, and enforceability issues including consideration, reliance, restitution and reformation. Issues related to bargaining, including capacity, unfairness, and unconscionability are considered, as are the need for a writing. Remedies are studied, including specific performance, limitations on damages, and liquidated damages.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the elements of basic contract formation, including mutual assent - offer and acceptance, consideration, and the requirement that no defenses exist.
  • Evaluate and comprehend the concept of reliance in contracts.
  • Develop facility in legal reasoning and doctrinal analysis, including evaluation of case law and precedents, statutory authority, and application of law to various factual and hypothetical scenarios.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Examine and comprehend “enforcement” concepts including, but not limited to, restitution and reformation
  • Examine and understand the limitations of acceptance including termination of the power of acceptance.
  • Examine and understand the significance of forms in the Battle of Forms and UCC.
  • Identify, evaluate and understand precontractual liability.
  • Evaluate and understand defenses to contract formation and defenses to enforcement, including the statute of frauds, capacity, overreaching, concealment and misrepresentation, unfairness, unconscionability, and public policy defenses.
  • Examine and understand the requirement of definiteness for an enforceable agreement.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5111A Contracts I

Credits : 3
Covers the basic principles of contracts. Includes elements of a contract, and enforceability issues including consideration, reliance, restitution and reformation. Issues related to bargaining, including capacity, unfairness, and unconscionability are considered, as are the need for a writing. Remedies are studied, including specific performance, limitations on damages, and liquidated damages.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the elements of basic contract formation, including mutual assent - offer and acceptance, consideration, and the requirement that no defenses exist.
  • Evaluate and comprehend the concept of reliance in contracts.
  • Develop facility in legal reasoning and doctrinal analysis, including evaluation of case law and precedents, statutory authority, and application of law to various factual and hypothetical scenarios.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Examine and comprehend “enforcement” concepts including, but not limited to, restitution and reformation
  • Examine and understand the limitations of acceptance including termination of the power of acceptance.
  • Examine and understand the significance of forms in the Battle of Forms and UCC.
  • Identify, evaluate and understand precontractual liability.
  • Evaluate and understand defenses to contract formation and defenses to enforcement, including the statute of frauds, capacity, overreaching, concealment and misrepresentation, unfairness, unconscionability, and public policy defenses.
  • Examine and understand the requirement of definiteness for an enforceable agreement.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5111A Contracts I

Credits : 3
Covers the basic principles of contracts. Includes elements of a contract, and enforceability issues including consideration, reliance, restitution and reformation. Issues related to bargaining, including capacity, unfairness, and unconscionability are considered, as are the need for a writing. Remedies are studied, including specific performance, limitations on damages, and liquidated damages.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the elements of basic contract formation, including mutual assent - offer and acceptance, consideration, and the requirement that no defenses exist.
  • Evaluate and comprehend the concept of reliance in contracts.
  • Develop facility in legal reasoning and doctrinal analysis, including evaluation of case law and precedents, statutory authority, and application of law to various factual and hypothetical scenarios.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Examine and comprehend “enforcement” concepts including, but not limited to, restitution and reformation
  • Examine and understand the limitations of acceptance including termination of the power of acceptance.
  • Examine and understand the significance of forms in the Battle of Forms and UCC.
  • Identify, evaluate and understand precontractual liability.
  • Evaluate and understand defenses to contract formation and defenses to enforcement, including the statute of frauds, capacity, overreaching, concealment and misrepresentation, unfairness, unconscionability, and public policy defenses.
  • Examine and understand the requirement of definiteness for an enforceable agreement.
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