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 5133 Business Associations

Credits : 4
This course is an introduction to the principles of business associations, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Agency is addressed, as well as legal issues surrounding formation, financing, and control of corporations. Detailed consideration is given to the fiduciary obligations of partners, rights of partners in management, corporate powers, the powers and duties of directors and officers, shareholder rights, and problems relating to consolidation, merger and dissolution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the law of agency, including the liability of principals to third parties in contract and tort.
  • Analyze partnership, including fiduciary obligations of partners and the rights of partners in management.
  • Examine the nature of corporations, including limitation of liability.
  • Examine the limited liability company, including LLC operating agreements, piercing, fiduciary obligations, and dissolution.
  • Compare the duties of officers, directors and other insiders.
  • Examine control related issues, including proxy fights, shareholder voting control, abuse of control, transfer of control, and control in the context of closely held corporations.
  • Compare mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers.
  • Examine corporate debt, including incurrence, exchange offers, and redemption and call protection.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce yourself and explain your expectations from the course.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5133 Business Associations

Credits : 4
This course is an introduction to the principles of business associations, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Agency is addressed, as well as legal issues surrounding formation, financing, and control of corporations. Detailed consideration is given to the fiduciary obligations of partners, rights of partners in management, corporate powers, the powers and duties of directors and officers, shareholder rights, and problems relating to consolidation, merger and dissolution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the law of agency, including the liability of principals to third parties in contract and tort.
  • Analyze partnership, including fiduciary obligations of partners and the rights of partners in management.
  • Examine the nature of corporations, including limitation of liability.
  • Examine the limited liability company, including LLC operating agreements, piercing, fiduciary obligations, and dissolution.
  • Compare the duties of officers, directors and other insiders.
  • Examine control related issues, including proxy fights, shareholder voting control, abuse of control, transfer of control, and control in the context of closely held corporations.
  • Compare mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers.
  • Examine corporate debt, including incurrence, exchange offers, and redemption and call protection.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce yourself and explain your expectations from the course.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Elective Courses

LAW 5133 Business Associations

Credits : 4
This course is an introduction to the principles of business associations, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Agency is addressed, as well as legal issues surrounding formation, financing, and control of corporations. Detailed consideration is given to the fiduciary obligations of partners, rights of partners in management, corporate powers, the powers and duties of directors and officers, shareholder rights, and problems relating to consolidation, merger and dissolution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the law of agency, including the liability of principals to third parties in contract and tort.
  • Analyze partnership, including fiduciary obligations of partners and the rights of partners in management.
  • Examine the nature of corporations, including limitation of liability.
  • Examine the limited liability company, including LLC operating agreements, piercing, fiduciary obligations, and dissolution.
  • Compare the duties of officers, directors and other insiders.
  • Examine control related issues, including proxy fights, shareholder voting control, abuse of control, transfer of control, and control in the context of closely held corporations.
  • Compare mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers.
  • Examine corporate debt, including incurrence, exchange offers, and redemption and call protection.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce yourself and explain your expectations from the course.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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