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 5134 Professional Responsibility

Credits : 4
Presents the organization of the legal profession and professional responsibility in practice, forming the attorney-client relationship, advertising, solicitation, group legal plans and services, fiduciary duties and avoiding conflicts of interests.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine regulation of the legal profession, including admission to the bar and lawyer discipline.
  • Examine the lawyer-client relationship, including billing, handling client property, and the duty of confidentiality.
  • Analyze the duty of loyalty to a client and apply to various aspects of legal practice, including representation of multiple parties, conflicts of interest in criminal litigation, conflicts between client interests and the lawyer’s personal interest, duties owed to former clients, practicing as a government lawyer.
  • Examine advising clients, including advising individual clients and business corporations, contact with represented and unrepresented persons, and negotiation ethics.
  • Examine the ethical standards of the legal profession, including litigation tactics, disclosure of law or facts favorable to the other side, handling physical evidence, and perjurious clients.
  • Analyze the delivery of legal services, including marketing professional services, the ethics of referral to a specialist, changing law firms, pro bono work, and class actions.
  • Examine the ethical conduct of judges, including disqualifying conflicts of interest, and political candidacy of judges.
  • Examine the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and apply Rules to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and apply the Code to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct and apply the Code to variant fact patterns.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5134 Professional Responsibility

Credits : 4
Presents the organization of the legal profession and professional responsibility in practice, forming the attorney-client relationship, advertising, solicitation, group legal plans and services, fiduciary duties and avoiding conflicts of interests.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine regulation of the legal profession, including admission to the bar and lawyer discipline.
  • Examine the lawyer-client relationship, including billing, handling client property, and the duty of confidentiality.
  • Analyze the duty of loyalty to a client and apply to various aspects of legal practice, including representation of multiple parties, conflicts of interest in criminal litigation, conflicts between client interests and the lawyer’s personal interest, duties owed to former clients, practicing as a government lawyer.
  • Examine advising clients, including advising individual clients and business corporations, contact with represented and unrepresented persons, and negotiation ethics.
  • Examine the ethical standards of the legal profession, including litigation tactics, disclosure of law or facts favorable to the other side, handling physical evidence, and perjurious clients.
  • Analyze the delivery of legal services, including marketing professional services, the ethics of referral to a specialist, changing law firms, pro bono work, and class actions.
  • Examine the ethical conduct of judges, including disqualifying conflicts of interest, and political candidacy of judges.
  • Examine the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and apply Rules to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and apply the Code to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct and apply the Code to variant fact patterns.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5134 Professional Responsibility

Credits : 4
Presents the organization of the legal profession and professional responsibility in practice, forming the attorney-client relationship, advertising, solicitation, group legal plans and services, fiduciary duties and avoiding conflicts of interests.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine regulation of the legal profession, including admission to the bar and lawyer discipline.
  • Examine the lawyer-client relationship, including billing, handling client property, and the duty of confidentiality.
  • Analyze the duty of loyalty to a client and apply to various aspects of legal practice, including representation of multiple parties, conflicts of interest in criminal litigation, conflicts between client interests and the lawyer’s personal interest, duties owed to former clients, practicing as a government lawyer.
  • Examine advising clients, including advising individual clients and business corporations, contact with represented and unrepresented persons, and negotiation ethics.
  • Examine the ethical standards of the legal profession, including litigation tactics, disclosure of law or facts favorable to the other side, handling physical evidence, and perjurious clients.
  • Analyze the delivery of legal services, including marketing professional services, the ethics of referral to a specialist, changing law firms, pro bono work, and class actions.
  • Examine the ethical conduct of judges, including disqualifying conflicts of interest, and political candidacy of judges.
  • Examine the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and apply Rules to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and apply the Code to variant fact patterns.
  • Examine the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct and apply the Code to variant fact patterns.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills.
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