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 5158 Domestic Relations

Credits : 4
This course studies the laws relating to marriage and the creation of a family, separation and the dissolution of marriage. This course is recommended for Learners who would like to specialize in family law.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare the various, shifting notions of marriage and the family.
  • Interpret and analyze the intersection between family law and the Constitution.
  • Examine “no-fault” and fault-based grounds for divorce and related defenses.
  • Analyze the changing roles of husband and wife, including transactions between spouses, support during marriage, torts and crimes between spouses.
  • Examine the financial aspects of divorce, including alimony and property distribution, separate maintenance, division of property upon divorce.
  • Examine the movement of family law form “status to contract” and the concept of private ordering, ADR and mediation.
  • Examine and interpret the application of the “Best Interest of the Child” standard and alternative approaches in child custody cases.
  • Compare and contrast the standards for modification of child custody and visitation orders in different jurisdictions.
  • Examine the range of sanctions that may be available when one parent interferes with the other’s lawful custodial rights.
  • Evaluate the Child Support Guidelines and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act of 1997 (UCCJEA).
  • Examine issues regarding the enforcement of child support orders when the parent who is ordered to pay is incarcerated.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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2L, 3L & 4L Required Courses

LAW 5158 Domestic Relations

Credits : 4
This course studies the laws relating to marriage and the creation of a family, separation and the dissolution of marriage. This course is recommended for Learners who would like to specialize in family law.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare the various, shifting notions of marriage and the family.
  • Interpret and analyze the intersection between family law and the Constitution.
  • Examine “no-fault” and fault-based grounds for divorce and related defenses.
  • Analyze the changing roles of husband and wife, including transactions between spouses, support during marriage, torts and crimes between spouses.
  • Examine the financial aspects of divorce, including alimony and property distribution, separate maintenance, division of property upon divorce.
  • Examine the movement of family law form “status to contract” and the concept of private ordering, ADR and mediation.
  • Examine and interpret the application of the “Best Interest of the Child” standard and alternative approaches in child custody cases.
  • Compare and contrast the standards for modification of child custody and visitation orders in different jurisdictions.
  • Examine the range of sanctions that may be available when one parent interferes with the other’s lawful custodial rights.
  • Evaluate the Child Support Guidelines and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act of 1997 (UCCJEA).
  • Examine issues regarding the enforcement of child support orders when the parent who is ordered to pay is incarcerated.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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Elective Courses

LAW 5158 Domestic Relations

Credits : 4
This course studies the laws relating to marriage and the creation of a family, separation and the dissolution of marriage. This course is recommended for Learners who would like to specialize in family law.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare the various, shifting notions of marriage and the family.
  • Interpret and analyze the intersection between family law and the Constitution.
  • Examine “no-fault” and fault-based grounds for divorce and related defenses.
  • Analyze the changing roles of husband and wife, including transactions between spouses, support during marriage, torts and crimes between spouses.
  • Examine the financial aspects of divorce, including alimony and property distribution, separate maintenance, division of property upon divorce.
  • Examine the movement of family law form “status to contract” and the concept of private ordering, ADR and mediation.
  • Examine and interpret the application of the “Best Interest of the Child” standard and alternative approaches in child custody cases.
  • Compare and contrast the standards for modification of child custody and visitation orders in different jurisdictions.
  • Examine the range of sanctions that may be available when one parent interferes with the other’s lawful custodial rights.
  • Evaluate the Child Support Guidelines and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act of 1997 (UCCJEA).
  • Examine issues regarding the enforcement of child support orders when the parent who is ordered to pay is incarcerated.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with other learners and faculty mentor.
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