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 5111B Contracts II

Credits : 4
This course continues the study of common law contract law. Because of the importance of the Uniform Commercial Code to commercial enterprise and because of its complexity, CalSouthern dedicates an entire course to it, LAW 5143, Uniform Commercial Code. The contracts courses (both I and II) refer to the UCC where appropriate, but it is not a primary focus of these courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare and contrast various remedies for breach, including specific relief, measuring expectations, limitations on damages due to avoidability, foreseeability or certainty, and liquidated damages
  • Analyze contract language, determining portions subject to interpretation
  • Examine performance and breach of contracts, including the constructive conditions of exchange, mitigating doctrines, suspension of performance, prospective nonperformance, and assurance of due performance
  • Compare and contrast mistakes in the basic assumptions of parties to a contract, including mutual mistake, impracticability of performance, and frustration of purpose
  • Evaluate the rights of third party beneficiaries
  • Compare assignment and delegation of rights and duties
  • Construct a legal brief which diagrams the court's reasoning and analysis of an assigned case.
  • Analyze a specific fact pattern with reliance upon applicable law
  • Integrate the elements of an assigned case into the format of a legal brief
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor
  • Introduce yourself and share your objectives for the course
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons.
  • Evaluate and analyze 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 5111B Contracts II

Credits : 4
This course continues the study of common law contract law. Because of the importance of the Uniform Commercial Code to commercial enterprise and because of its complexity, CalSouthern dedicates an entire course to it, LAW 5143, Uniform Commercial Code. The contracts courses (both I and II) refer to the UCC where appropriate, but it is not a primary focus of these courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare and contrast various remedies for breach, including specific relief, measuring expectations, limitations on damages due to avoidability, foreseeability or certainty, and liquidated damages
  • Analyze contract language, determining portions subject to interpretation
  • Examine performance and breach of contracts, including the constructive conditions of exchange, mitigating doctrines, suspension of performance, prospective nonperformance, and assurance of due performance
  • Compare and contrast mistakes in the basic assumptions of parties to a contract, including mutual mistake, impracticability of performance, and frustration of purpose
  • Evaluate the rights of third party beneficiaries
  • Compare assignment and delegation of rights and duties
  • Construct a legal brief which diagrams the court's reasoning and analysis of an assigned case.
  • Analyze a specific fact pattern with reliance upon applicable law
  • Integrate the elements of an assigned case into the format of a legal brief
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor
  • Introduce yourself and share your objectives for the course
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons.
  • Evaluate and analyze 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 5111B Contracts II

Credits : 4
This course continues the study of common law contract law. Because of the importance of the Uniform Commercial Code to commercial enterprise and because of its complexity, CalSouthern dedicates an entire course to it, LAW 5143, Uniform Commercial Code. The contracts courses (both I and II) refer to the UCC where appropriate, but it is not a primary focus of these courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare and contrast various remedies for breach, including specific relief, measuring expectations, limitations on damages due to avoidability, foreseeability or certainty, and liquidated damages
  • Analyze contract language, determining portions subject to interpretation
  • Examine performance and breach of contracts, including the constructive conditions of exchange, mitigating doctrines, suspension of performance, prospective nonperformance, and assurance of due performance
  • Compare and contrast mistakes in the basic assumptions of parties to a contract, including mutual mistake, impracticability of performance, and frustration of purpose
  • Evaluate the rights of third party beneficiaries
  • Compare assignment and delegation of rights and duties
  • Construct a legal brief which diagrams the court's reasoning and analysis of an assigned case.
  • Analyze a specific fact pattern with reliance upon applicable law
  • Integrate the elements of an assigned case into the format of a legal brief
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor
  • Introduce yourself and share your objectives for the course
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons.
  • Evaluate and analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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