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 5123 Constitutional Law I

Credits : 4
An examination of the United States Constitution with an emphasis on the role of the Supreme Court, the powers of Congress, the distribution of national powers, economic rights, and state action.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the role of the Supreme Court and judiciary in the national government.
  • Examine and understand the powers of Congress.
  • Evaluate and differentiate Federal and local restrictions on commerce.
  • Analyze the origin and development of Congress’s powers to tax and spend.
  • Study and distinguish executive and legislative authority.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of a case brief or analytical essay.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons, problems, and/or hypotheticals.
  • Differentiate “privileges” and “immunities” and interpret each in context.
  • Evaluate issues of substantive protection of of economic rights.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Evaluate federal executive powers.
  • Examine the relationship between federal and state governments.
  • Evaluate the principles and requirements for procedural due process.
  • Evaluate State action under the Constitution.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5123 Constitutional Law I

Credits : 4
An examination of the United States Constitution with an emphasis on the role of the Supreme Court, the powers of Congress, the distribution of national powers, economic rights, and state action.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the role of the Supreme Court and judiciary in the national government.
  • Examine and understand the powers of Congress.
  • Evaluate and differentiate Federal and local restrictions on commerce.
  • Analyze the origin and development of Congress’s powers to tax and spend.
  • Study and distinguish executive and legislative authority.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of a case brief or analytical essay.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons, problems, and/or hypotheticals.
  • Differentiate “privileges” and “immunities” and interpret each in context.
  • Evaluate issues of substantive protection of of economic rights.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Evaluate federal executive powers.
  • Examine the relationship between federal and state governments.
  • Evaluate the principles and requirements for procedural due process.
  • Evaluate State action under the Constitution.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5123 Constitutional Law I

Credits : 4
An examination of the United States Constitution with an emphasis on the role of the Supreme Court, the powers of Congress, the distribution of national powers, economic rights, and state action.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the role of the Supreme Court and judiciary in the national government.
  • Examine and understand the powers of Congress.
  • Evaluate and differentiate Federal and local restrictions on commerce.
  • Analyze the origin and development of Congress’s powers to tax and spend.
  • Study and distinguish executive and legislative authority.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of a case brief or analytical essay.
  • Synthesize course concepts through the use of analytical lessons, problems, and/or hypotheticals.
  • Differentiate “privileges” and “immunities” and interpret each in context.
  • Evaluate issues of substantive protection of of economic rights.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Evaluate federal executive powers.
  • Examine the relationship between federal and state governments.
  • Evaluate the principles and requirements for procedural due process.
  • Evaluate State action under the Constitution.
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