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 5142 Federal Income Taxation

Credits : 4
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of federal income taxation. The materials covered will include the constitutional bases of income taxation; sources of federal tax law and use of tax research materials; identification of income subject to taxation; identification of the taxpayer liable for the tax and deductions in determining taxable income. Students will become familiar with the Internal Revenue Code as the fundemental source of federal tax law and develop the skills necessary for work with the Internal Revenue Code.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the income tax and relevant provisions of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Calculate gross income.
  • Determine exclusions of gifts and inheritances.
  • Examine employee benefits and awards.
  • Analyze gain from dealings in property.
  • Examine life insurance proceeds and annuities.
  • Examine discharge of indebtedness from income.
  • Evaluate income from damages and related receipts.
  • Analyze the tax consequences of separation and divorce.
  • Examine other exclusions from gross income.
  • Examine assignment of income.
  • Compare income producing entities.
  • Discriminate between different business deductions.
  • Examine deductions for profit-making nonbusiness activities.
  • Compare deductions not limited to business or profit-seeking activities.
  • Analyze restrictions on deductions.
  • Examine deductions for individuals.
  • Examine fundamental timing principles.
  • Compare capital gains and losses.
  • 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. 
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5142 Federal Income Taxation

Credits : 4
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of federal income taxation. The materials covered will include the constitutional bases of income taxation; sources of federal tax law and use of tax research materials; identification of income subject to taxation; identification of the taxpayer liable for the tax and deductions in determining taxable income. Students will become familiar with the Internal Revenue Code as the fundemental source of federal tax law and develop the skills necessary for work with the Internal Revenue Code.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the income tax and relevant provisions of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Calculate gross income.
  • Determine exclusions of gifts and inheritances.
  • Examine employee benefits and awards.
  • Analyze gain from dealings in property.
  • Examine life insurance proceeds and annuities.
  • Examine discharge of indebtedness from income.
  • Evaluate income from damages and related receipts.
  • Analyze the tax consequences of separation and divorce.
  • Examine other exclusions from gross income.
  • Examine assignment of income.
  • Compare income producing entities.
  • Discriminate between different business deductions.
  • Examine deductions for profit-making nonbusiness activities.
  • Compare deductions not limited to business or profit-seeking activities.
  • Analyze restrictions on deductions.
  • Examine deductions for individuals.
  • Examine fundamental timing principles.
  • Compare capital gains and losses.
  • 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. 
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Elective Courses

LAW 5142 Federal Income Taxation

Credits : 4
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of federal income taxation. The materials covered will include the constitutional bases of income taxation; sources of federal tax law and use of tax research materials; identification of income subject to taxation; identification of the taxpayer liable for the tax and deductions in determining taxable income. Students will become familiar with the Internal Revenue Code as the fundemental source of federal tax law and develop the skills necessary for work with the Internal Revenue Code.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the income tax and relevant provisions of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Calculate gross income.
  • Determine exclusions of gifts and inheritances.
  • Examine employee benefits and awards.
  • Analyze gain from dealings in property.
  • Examine life insurance proceeds and annuities.
  • Examine discharge of indebtedness from income.
  • Evaluate income from damages and related receipts.
  • Analyze the tax consequences of separation and divorce.
  • Examine other exclusions from gross income.
  • Examine assignment of income.
  • Compare income producing entities.
  • Discriminate between different business deductions.
  • Examine deductions for profit-making nonbusiness activities.
  • Compare deductions not limited to business or profit-seeking activities.
  • Analyze restrictions on deductions.
  • Examine deductions for individuals.
  • Examine fundamental timing principles.
  • Compare capital gains and losses.
  • 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. 
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