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 5120B Legal Writing II

Credits : 2
This course is a continuation of Legal Writing I. It is designed to provide the practical guidance and experience, in writing legal correspondence and applying law to facts, needed in writing essay exams for school substantive courses, for bar exams, and for the practice of law. Emphasis will be placed on creating legal documents that integrate law and facts. In this course, we strive to provide you with specific techniques and strategies for accomplishing these goals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate legal precedent and deductive reasoning while examining the IRAC method of legal analysis and the components of a legal memoranda.
  • Examine the content of the office memorandum of law with emphasis on audience, purpose, perspective, format, elements, clarity, precision, phrasing and review.
  • Evaluate and understand presentation, quotation, and citation to legal authority, including citation form, effective presentation of authority, and use of quotation.
  • Examine the ethics of advocacy.
  • Compare and contrast styles of persuasive legal writing.
  • Distinguish and evaluate legal pleadings and motions including its procedural context, legal standards, format, statement of facts, and supporting evidentiary materials.
  • Compare standards of appellate review.
  • Integrate effective appellate advocacy through the use of the brief.
  • Analyze the fundamental components of legal contracts.
  • Evaluate the purpose, audience, tone, writing style, and format of letters.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Analyze and apply plain English writing principles through completion of assigned exercises.
  • Develop, organize and synthesize legal arguments.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5120B Legal Writing II

Credits : 2
This course is a continuation of Legal Writing I. It is designed to provide the practical guidance and experience, in writing legal correspondence and applying law to facts, needed in writing essay exams for school substantive courses, for bar exams, and for the practice of law. Emphasis will be placed on creating legal documents that integrate law and facts. In this course, we strive to provide you with specific techniques and strategies for accomplishing these goals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate legal precedent and deductive reasoning while examining the IRAC method of legal analysis and the components of a legal memoranda.
  • Examine the content of the office memorandum of law with emphasis on audience, purpose, perspective, format, elements, clarity, precision, phrasing and review.
  • Evaluate and understand presentation, quotation, and citation to legal authority, including citation form, effective presentation of authority, and use of quotation.
  • Examine the ethics of advocacy.
  • Compare and contrast styles of persuasive legal writing.
  • Distinguish and evaluate legal pleadings and motions including its procedural context, legal standards, format, statement of facts, and supporting evidentiary materials.
  • Compare standards of appellate review.
  • Integrate effective appellate advocacy through the use of the brief.
  • Analyze the fundamental components of legal contracts.
  • Evaluate the purpose, audience, tone, writing style, and format of letters.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Analyze and apply plain English writing principles through completion of assigned exercises.
  • Develop, organize and synthesize legal arguments.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Elective Courses

LAW 5120B Legal Writing II

Credits : 2
This course is a continuation of Legal Writing I. It is designed to provide the practical guidance and experience, in writing legal correspondence and applying law to facts, needed in writing essay exams for school substantive courses, for bar exams, and for the practice of law. Emphasis will be placed on creating legal documents that integrate law and facts. In this course, we strive to provide you with specific techniques and strategies for accomplishing these goals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate legal precedent and deductive reasoning while examining the IRAC method of legal analysis and the components of a legal memoranda.
  • Examine the content of the office memorandum of law with emphasis on audience, purpose, perspective, format, elements, clarity, precision, phrasing and review.
  • Evaluate and understand presentation, quotation, and citation to legal authority, including citation form, effective presentation of authority, and use of quotation.
  • Examine the ethics of advocacy.
  • Compare and contrast styles of persuasive legal writing.
  • Distinguish and evaluate legal pleadings and motions including its procedural context, legal standards, format, statement of facts, and supporting evidentiary materials.
  • Compare standards of appellate review.
  • Integrate effective appellate advocacy through the use of the brief.
  • Analyze the fundamental components of legal contracts.
  • Evaluate the purpose, audience, tone, writing style, and format of letters.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Analyze and apply plain English writing principles through completion of assigned exercises.
  • Develop, organize and synthesize legal arguments.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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