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 5121 Civil Procedure

Credits : 4
A study of common law civil procedure and its modern development including an overview of procedure. Emphasis is on jurisdiction and remedies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the principal areas of civil procedure, including jurisdiction, pleadings, parties, discovery, trials, and appeals.
  • Evaluate and analyze variant fact patterns and determine whether a court has personal jurisdiction over a party or subject matter jurisdiction over a matter.
  • Evaluate and analyze assigned cases and/or facts from a hypothetical to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Apply the Erie Doctrine to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine incentives to litigate, including compensatory and liquidated damages, specific or declaratory relief, and provisional remedies.
  • Explain aspects of the pleading process, including complaint, answer, amendments, and motions.
  • Examine the discovery process and apply discovery rules to specific scenarios.
  • Distinguish between different forms of resolution without trial, including default, failure to prosecute, voluntary dismissal, negotiation and settlement.
  • Examine the roles of judges and juries in the civil litigation process.
  • Examine procedural controls of rational proof, including burdens of proof and persuasion, judgments as a matter of law, exclusions, and jury instructions.
  • Examine the appeal process and determine who can appeal, when a decision may be appealed, and the subsequent scope of review.
  • Distinguish between claim preclusion, issue preclusion and collateral attack.
  • Contrast joinder of claims with joinder of parties.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5121 Civil Procedure

Credits : 4
A study of common law civil procedure and its modern development including an overview of procedure. Emphasis is on jurisdiction and remedies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the principal areas of civil procedure, including jurisdiction, pleadings, parties, discovery, trials, and appeals.
  • Evaluate and analyze variant fact patterns and determine whether a court has personal jurisdiction over a party or subject matter jurisdiction over a matter.
  • Evaluate and analyze assigned cases and/or facts from a hypothetical to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Apply the Erie Doctrine to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine incentives to litigate, including compensatory and liquidated damages, specific or declaratory relief, and provisional remedies.
  • Explain aspects of the pleading process, including complaint, answer, amendments, and motions.
  • Examine the discovery process and apply discovery rules to specific scenarios.
  • Distinguish between different forms of resolution without trial, including default, failure to prosecute, voluntary dismissal, negotiation and settlement.
  • Examine the roles of judges and juries in the civil litigation process.
  • Examine procedural controls of rational proof, including burdens of proof and persuasion, judgments as a matter of law, exclusions, and jury instructions.
  • Examine the appeal process and determine who can appeal, when a decision may be appealed, and the subsequent scope of review.
  • Distinguish between claim preclusion, issue preclusion and collateral attack.
  • Contrast joinder of claims with joinder of parties.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5121 Civil Procedure

Credits : 4
A study of common law civil procedure and its modern development including an overview of procedure. Emphasis is on jurisdiction and remedies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the principal areas of civil procedure, including jurisdiction, pleadings, parties, discovery, trials, and appeals.
  • Evaluate and analyze variant fact patterns and determine whether a court has personal jurisdiction over a party or subject matter jurisdiction over a matter.
  • Evaluate and analyze assigned cases and/or facts from a hypothetical to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Apply the Erie Doctrine to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine incentives to litigate, including compensatory and liquidated damages, specific or declaratory relief, and provisional remedies.
  • Explain aspects of the pleading process, including complaint, answer, amendments, and motions.
  • Examine the discovery process and apply discovery rules to specific scenarios.
  • Distinguish between different forms of resolution without trial, including default, failure to prosecute, voluntary dismissal, negotiation and settlement.
  • Examine the roles of judges and juries in the civil litigation process.
  • Examine procedural controls of rational proof, including burdens of proof and persuasion, judgments as a matter of law, exclusions, and jury instructions.
  • Examine the appeal process and determine who can appeal, when a decision may be appealed, and the subsequent scope of review.
  • Distinguish between claim preclusion, issue preclusion and collateral attack.
  • Contrast joinder of claims with joinder of parties.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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