Executive Juris Doctor (EJD) Curriculum | Online Law Degree Programs
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EJD: LEGAL TRAINING WITH SPECIALIZED FOCUS

Concord Law School at Kaplan University’s EJD curriculum not only covers the advanced legal training you seek, but does so through an innovative learning approach that provides you with several distinct advantages over traditional law school. Our online platform assures you more continuous feedback as you move through the program than typical law schools. You can set the best learning pace for your individual needs and track your progress better. You can also make adjustments or get extra help from your professors early on, helping you stay on track academically.

Building a Strong Legal Foundation

The goal of the EJD program is to (1) give you a solid background in core areas of the law and (2) provide you with the latitude to shape your legal education to reflect your career objectives and interests. In keeping with this goal, your first year will be spent mastering the foundational courses of Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, and Introduction to Legal Analysis.

Specialized Career Tracks

During years two and three, you then have the flexibility to choose from a wider selection of course offerings and/or focus your program via a series of specialized industry tracks, as shown below:

EJD Traditional Track

  • First Year

    Contracts

    Torts

    Criminal Law

    Introduction to Legal Analysis

  • Second Year

    Constitutional Law

    18 credit hours of electives

  • Third Year

    Legal Analysis and Writing

    Legal Research

    Cross Profession Ethics

    16 credit hours of electives

LAW AND TECHNOLOGY TRACK

  • First Year

    Contracts

    Torts

    Criminal Law

    Introduction to Legal Analysis

  • Second Year

    Constitutional Law

    Civil Procedure

    Real Property

    Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property

  • Third Year

    Legal Analysis and Writing

    Legal Research

    Cross Profession Ethics

    Either Cyberlaw or Intellectual Property

    12 credit hours of electives*

  • Electives

    *Of the 12 credit hours of elective courses, at least 6 credit hours must be patent law courses (3 courses), preapproved Kaplan University technology courses (2 courses), or a combination of the two.

Criminal Justice Track

  • First Year

    Contracts

    Torts

    Criminal Law

    Introduction to Legal Analysis

  • Second Year

    Constitutional Law

    Criminal Procedure

    14 credit hours of electives*

  • Third Year

    Legal Analysis and Writing

    Legal Research

    Cross Profession Ethics

    Evidence

    10 credit hours of electives*

  • Electives

    *Of the 24 credit hours of elective courses, at least 2 courses (6 credit hours) must be preapproved Kaplan University criminal justice courses

Business Law Track

  • First Year

    Contracts

    Torts

    Criminal Law

    Introduction to Legal Analysis

  • Second Year

    Constitutional Law

    Corporations and Business Organizations

    Administrative Law

    10 credit hours of electives

  • Third Year

    Legal Analysis and Writing

    Legal Research

    Cross Profession Ethics

    16 credit hours of electives, some of which can be used from the specialization list

  • Electives

    At least 8 credit hours 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

Education Law Track

  • First Year

    Contracts

    Torts

    Criminal Law

    Introduction to Legal Analysis

  • Second Year

    Constitutional Law

    Education Law

    Special Education Law

    Administrative Law

    8 credit hours of electives

  • Third Year

    Legal Analysis and Writing

    Legal Research

    Cross Profession Ethics

    16 credit hours of electives, some of which can be from the specialization list

  • Electives

    At least 6 credit hours of electives must be from the following list:

    ADR and Technology

    Higher Education Laws and Regulations

    Educational Leadership

    Independent Study

Health Law Track

  • First Year

    Contracts

    Torts

    Criminal Law

    Introduction to Legal Analysis

  • Second Year

    Constitutional Law

    Health Law

    Administrative Law

    10 credit hours of electives

  • Third Year

    Legal Analysis and Writing

    Legal Research

    Cross Profession Ethics

    16 credit hours of electives, some of which can be from the specialization list

  • Electives

    At least 8 credit hours 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