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

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • 18 units of electives
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • 16 units of electives
     


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

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Civil Procedure
    • Real Property
    • Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property
     
    • 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.
     


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

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Procedure
    • 14 units of electives*
     
    • 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.
     


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

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Civil Procedure
    • Real Property
    • Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property
     
    • 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
     

    Business Law Track: For individuals with a background in business who seek to enhance their knowledge for use in their current position or to seek new opportunities in private, public, and nonprofit industries

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Corporations and Business Organizations 
    • Administrative Law
    • 10 units of electives

      For the specialization, at least 8 units of electives must be from the following list: 
    • Contract Drafting
    • Commercial Law
    • Business Planning and Skills Training—Practicum
    • ADR and Technology
    • International Trade
    • Debtor-Creditor Law
    • Employment Discrimination
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • 16 unites of electives, some of which can be used from the specialization list
     


    Education Law Track: Beneficial to students who are interested in advocating for parents and students, including students with disabilities, in the education process

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Education Law
    • Special Education Law
    • Administrative Law
    • 8 units of electives

      For the specialization, at least 6 units of electives must be from the following list: 
    • ADR and Technology
    • HE 520: Higher Education Laws and Regulations
    • ED 552: Educational Leadership
    • Independent Study
    • EJD Practicum
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • 16 units of electives, some of which can be from the specialization list
     


    Health Law Track: Designed for individuals with a background in the health care profession who seek to enhance their current position or seek new employment opportunities

    First Year Second Year Third Year
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law
    • Legal Writing and Test-Taking
     
    • Constitutional Law
    • Health Law
    • Administrative Law
    • 10 units of electives

      For the specialization, at least 8 units of electives must be from the following list: 
    • Medical Products Liability
    • Health Care Policy
    • Medical Malpractice/Professional Liability
    • Risk Management in Health Care
    • Bioethics
    • Health Law Independent Study
    • EJD Practicum
     
    • Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Legal Research
    • Cross Profession Ethics
    • 16 units of electives, some of which can be from the specialization list
     
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