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 5198 Legal Externship (3-4 Units)

Credits : 4
In this course the learner will have the opportunity to obtain practical experience in a legal setting (e.g., judicial clerkship, law office, public interest organization, government entity). The learner is responsible for arranging his/her externship, subject to approval by the Externship Coordinator. Can be repeated once.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate interactions, observations, activities and work relating to the placement site.
  • Record the day(s), date(s) and number of hours worked.
  • Identify and evaluate skills and resources required for staying engaged at externship.
  • Integrate selective artifacts into a student portfolio.
  • Synthesize externship experience, reflections, and faculty mentoring in the form of an Integration paper.
  • Distinguish rules for professional behavior including ethical and legal Issues.
  • Evaluate steps for managing workplace crisis.
  • Evaluate externship goals and workplace expectations.
  • Evaluate the organization’s structure, mission, values and stakeholders including the community.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and Faculty Mentor.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5198 Legal Externship (3-4 Units)

Credits : 4
In this course the learner will have the opportunity to obtain practical experience in a legal setting (e.g., judicial clerkship, law office, public interest organization, government entity). The learner is responsible for arranging his/her externship, subject to approval by the Externship Coordinator. Can be repeated once.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate interactions, observations, activities and work relating to the placement site.
  • Record the day(s), date(s) and number of hours worked.
  • Identify and evaluate skills and resources required for staying engaged at externship.
  • Integrate selective artifacts into a student portfolio.
  • Synthesize externship experience, reflections, and faculty mentoring in the form of an Integration paper.
  • Distinguish rules for professional behavior including ethical and legal Issues.
  • Evaluate steps for managing workplace crisis.
  • Evaluate externship goals and workplace expectations.
  • Evaluate the organization’s structure, mission, values and stakeholders including the community.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and Faculty Mentor.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5198 Legal Externship (3-4 Units)

Credits : 4
In this course the learner will have the opportunity to obtain practical experience in a legal setting (e.g., judicial clerkship, law office, public interest organization, government entity). The learner is responsible for arranging his/her externship, subject to approval by the Externship Coordinator. Can be repeated once.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate interactions, observations, activities and work relating to the placement site.
  • Record the day(s), date(s) and number of hours worked.
  • Identify and evaluate skills and resources required for staying engaged at externship.
  • Integrate selective artifacts into a student portfolio.
  • Synthesize externship experience, reflections, and faculty mentoring in the form of an Integration paper.
  • Distinguish rules for professional behavior including ethical and legal Issues.
  • Evaluate steps for managing workplace crisis.
  • Evaluate externship goals and workplace expectations.
  • Evaluate the organization’s structure, mission, values and stakeholders including the community.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and Faculty Mentor.
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