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 5132 Community Property

Credits : 4
Classification of property with the differentiation of separate and community property, the management and control of the community, debt and tort liability, and distribution upon dissolution of the community.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine and understand the development of the California community property system.
  • Analyze and comprehend the development of the California tracing principle.
  • Identify, assess and comprehend the significance of classification or property as community or separate.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Examine and compare limitations on the classification process.
  • Examine and understand the concepts of property and persons within the community property system.
  • Examine and identify persons within the community property system.
  • Examine and understand distribution of commingled fund and evaluate how to classify installments, credit acquisitions as well as improvements.
  • Evaluate and understand how to assess personal injury damage awards and employment related benefits.
  • Examine and comprehend the rules for spousal management of property and creditor’s rights.
  • Assess and comprehend the division of community property upon dissolution of the marriage and at death.
  • Evaluate and analyze assigned cases and/or facts from a hypothetical to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5132 Community Property

Credits : 4
Classification of property with the differentiation of separate and community property, the management and control of the community, debt and tort liability, and distribution upon dissolution of the community.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine and understand the development of the California community property system.
  • Analyze and comprehend the development of the California tracing principle.
  • Identify, assess and comprehend the significance of classification or property as community or separate.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Examine and compare limitations on the classification process.
  • Examine and understand the concepts of property and persons within the community property system.
  • Examine and identify persons within the community property system.
  • Examine and understand distribution of commingled fund and evaluate how to classify installments, credit acquisitions as well as improvements.
  • Evaluate and understand how to assess personal injury damage awards and employment related benefits.
  • Examine and comprehend the rules for spousal management of property and creditor’s rights.
  • Assess and comprehend the division of community property upon dissolution of the marriage and at death.
  • Evaluate and analyze assigned cases and/or facts from a hypothetical to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5132 Community Property

Credits : 4
Classification of property with the differentiation of separate and community property, the management and control of the community, debt and tort liability, and distribution upon dissolution of the community.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine and understand the development of the California community property system.
  • Analyze and comprehend the development of the California tracing principle.
  • Identify, assess and comprehend the significance of classification or property as community or separate.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Examine and compare limitations on the classification process.
  • Examine and understand the concepts of property and persons within the community property system.
  • Examine and identify persons within the community property system.
  • Examine and understand distribution of commingled fund and evaluate how to classify installments, credit acquisitions as well as improvements.
  • Evaluate and understand how to assess personal injury damage awards and employment related benefits.
  • Examine and comprehend the rules for spousal management of property and creditor’s rights.
  • Assess and comprehend the division of community property upon dissolution of the marriage and at death.
  • Evaluate and analyze assigned cases and/or facts from a hypothetical to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
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