MSL | Master of Science in Law

Master of Science in Law Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following law degree courses comprise the Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at CalSouthern. The online MSL degree program covers the major substantive areas of U.S. law (as well as the basic principles of international law), with courses ranging from torts, contracts, property, and constitutional law to domestic relations and intellectual property.

Required Courses

MSL 86200 Torts

Credits : 3
This course examines laws relating to civil liability for intentional harm, negligent and no fault wrongs. Emphasis will be placed on the development of liability, intentional interference with person or property, privileges, negligence, causation in fact, proximate or legal cause, joint tortfeasors, strict and vicarious liability, animal and products liability, nuisance, defamation, privacy and civil rights, misrepresentation, interference with relationships and compensation systems.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate intentional torts to the person, including intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery, false imprisonment, fraud, misrepresentation, defamation, and privacy rights
  • Evaluate intentional torts to property, including trespass to land, trespass to chattel, and conversion
  • Compare the various defenses to intentional torts, including consent, self-defense, recovery of property, necessity, and authority of law, as well a tort immunities
  • Examine the law of negligence and elements required, including duty of care, breach, causation, damages, and defenses, as well as vicarious liability and premises liability
  • Evaluate liability associated with nuisance
  • Examine the applicability and limitations of the law of strict liability
  • Assess the theories of recovery for products liability, the methods for determining product defects, and the proof and defenses required
  • Analyze a given judicial opinion and summarize it in the form of a case brief
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of a paper, mid-term assignment or movie critique by evaluating and analyzing selective, relevant material(s) and resource(s)

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