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 5135 Evidence

Credits : 4
This course covers the common law, federal rules of evidence, and California law as it relates to the admission and the exclusion of evidence and its reliability on the basis of logic and policy. Special attention is paid to relevancy, real proof, testimonial proof, and hearsay.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and analyze the assigned cases and/or facts from the hypotheticals and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Assess the appropriateness of an evidentiary objection and evaluate the relevance of evidence, giving consideration to inference, probative value and prejudicial effect.
  • Evaluate whether a specific piece of evidence violates the hearsay rule or falls into an exception or an exemption.
  • Examine and understand when the failure to raise an objection results in forfeiture of the objection.
  • Analyze the relevance of a particular piece of probabilistic, character or habit evidence.
  • Decide whether a witness can be impeached based on particular evidence and design methods of rehabilitating a witness.
  • Apply the various privileges to determine whether specific communication is confidential.
  • Compare various types of evidence to determine which satisfies the Best Evidence Rule and explain how to authenticate documentary evidence.
  • Discriminate between competent and incompetent witnesses as well as factual evidence to determine whether the Court can take Judicial Notice thereof.
  • Compare and contrast the burden of proof and presumptions which apply in civil cases from that which applies in criminal cases.
  • Examine the use and value of expert evidence and demonstrative evidence.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5135 Evidence

Credits : 4
This course covers the common law, federal rules of evidence, and California law as it relates to the admission and the exclusion of evidence and its reliability on the basis of logic and policy. Special attention is paid to relevancy, real proof, testimonial proof, and hearsay.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and analyze the assigned cases and/or facts from the hypotheticals and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Assess the appropriateness of an evidentiary objection and evaluate the relevance of evidence, giving consideration to inference, probative value and prejudicial effect.
  • Evaluate whether a specific piece of evidence violates the hearsay rule or falls into an exception or an exemption.
  • Examine and understand when the failure to raise an objection results in forfeiture of the objection.
  • Analyze the relevance of a particular piece of probabilistic, character or habit evidence.
  • Decide whether a witness can be impeached based on particular evidence and design methods of rehabilitating a witness.
  • Apply the various privileges to determine whether specific communication is confidential.
  • Compare various types of evidence to determine which satisfies the Best Evidence Rule and explain how to authenticate documentary evidence.
  • Discriminate between competent and incompetent witnesses as well as factual evidence to determine whether the Court can take Judicial Notice thereof.
  • Compare and contrast the burden of proof and presumptions which apply in civil cases from that which applies in criminal cases.
  • Examine the use and value of expert evidence and demonstrative evidence.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5135 Evidence

Credits : 4
This course covers the common law, federal rules of evidence, and California law as it relates to the admission and the exclusion of evidence and its reliability on the basis of logic and policy. Special attention is paid to relevancy, real proof, testimonial proof, and hearsay.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and analyze the assigned cases and/or facts from the hypotheticals and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Assess the appropriateness of an evidentiary objection and evaluate the relevance of evidence, giving consideration to inference, probative value and prejudicial effect.
  • Evaluate whether a specific piece of evidence violates the hearsay rule or falls into an exception or an exemption.
  • Examine and understand when the failure to raise an objection results in forfeiture of the objection.
  • Analyze the relevance of a particular piece of probabilistic, character or habit evidence.
  • Decide whether a witness can be impeached based on particular evidence and design methods of rehabilitating a witness.
  • Apply the various privileges to determine whether specific communication is confidential.
  • Compare various types of evidence to determine which satisfies the Best Evidence Rule and explain how to authenticate documentary evidence.
  • Discriminate between competent and incompetent witnesses as well as factual evidence to determine whether the Court can take Judicial Notice thereof.
  • Compare and contrast the burden of proof and presumptions which apply in civil cases from that which applies in criminal cases.
  • Examine the use and value of expert evidence and demonstrative evidence.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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