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 5157 Environmental Law

Credits : 4
This course will examine broad themes in several distinct areas of federal environmental law. The course will emphasize the legal framework for environmental protection as it has evolved in the United States, including a study of administrative law.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and compare different perspectives in environmental law.
  • Evaluate and contrast different approaches to environmental protection.
  • Examine and understand the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Examine and understand the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
  • Examine and understand the Endangered Species Act.
  • Relate the Constitution, federalism and environmental law.
  • Examine and understand government regulation of air quality.
  • Examine and understand governmental regulation of water quality.
  • Determine and recognize government regulation of the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Describe current concerns with climate change and predict future legal approaches to handling of emerging concerns.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • 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 5157 Environmental Law

Credits : 4
This course will examine broad themes in several distinct areas of federal environmental law. The course will emphasize the legal framework for environmental protection as it has evolved in the United States, including a study of administrative law.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and compare different perspectives in environmental law.
  • Evaluate and contrast different approaches to environmental protection.
  • Examine and understand the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Examine and understand the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
  • Examine and understand the Endangered Species Act.
  • Relate the Constitution, federalism and environmental law.
  • Examine and understand government regulation of air quality.
  • Examine and understand governmental regulation of water quality.
  • Determine and recognize government regulation of the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Describe current concerns with climate change and predict future legal approaches to handling of emerging concerns.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • 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 5157 Environmental Law

Credits : 4
This course will examine broad themes in several distinct areas of federal environmental law. The course will emphasize the legal framework for environmental protection as it has evolved in the United States, including a study of administrative law.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate and compare different perspectives in environmental law.
  • Evaluate and contrast different approaches to environmental protection.
  • Examine and understand the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Examine and understand the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
  • Examine and understand the Endangered Species Act.
  • Relate the Constitution, federalism and environmental law.
  • Examine and understand government regulation of air quality.
  • Examine and understand governmental regulation of water quality.
  • Determine and recognize government regulation of the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Describe current concerns with climate change and predict future legal approaches to handling of emerging concerns.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
  • Analyze facts from a hypothetical and apply the applicable rule of law to demonstrate mastery of legal analytical skills. 
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