Executive Juris Doctor Curriculum
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  • Concord’s curriculum design takes full advantage of the Internet. It replicates the classroom experience through a combination of video lectures and live synchronous classes; improves on the typical law school course by providing more opportunity for individual feedback through frequent quizzes and writing assignments; and promotes student engagement through the use of bulletin boards, IM, and other technologies.

    The objective of the Executive Juris Doctor program is to ensure a solid background in core areas while providing the student with the latitude to create a study plan that reflects his or her goals and interests. Students master the foundational courses of Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, and Legal Writing and Test-Taking in the first year. In years two and three, EJD students have the flexibility to choose broadly from the course offerings or focus their study through a series of tracks:

    EJD Traditional Track: Has the fewest number of required courses; most students choose to take advantage of this track, which offers the greatest breadth of study

    Law and Technology Track:  For individuals with a background or interest in technology; this track includes required courses and elective options at Kaplan University

    Criminal Justice: For individuals with a background or interest in criminal justice; this track includes required courses and elective options at Kaplan University

    Innovation Protection Track: For individuals with a science or technology background interested in expanding their knowledge in the areas of patents and trademarks

      EJD EJD Law and Technology EJD Criminal Justice EJD Innovation Protection
    First Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    Second Year
    • Constitutional Law
    • 18 units of electives
    • 18 units of electives
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Civil Procedure
    • Real Property
    • Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Procedure
    • 14 units of electives*
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Civil Procedure
    • Real Property
    • Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property
     
    Third Year
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • 16 units of electives
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property
    • 12 units of electives*
    • *Of the 12 units of elective courses, at least 6 units must be patent law courses (3 courses), preapproved Kaplan University technology courses (2 courses), or a combination of the two.
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • CEvidence
    • C10 units of electives*
      *Of the 24 units of elective courses, at least 2 courses (6 units) must be preapproved Kaplan University criminal justice courses.
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property
    • Patent Law Fundamentals
    • Patent Litigation
    • Patent Claim Drafting
    • Patent Application Drafting
    • 4 units of electives