Juris Doctor (JD) Curriculum | Online Law School Courses and Programs

TRADITIONAL JD KNOWLEDGE CONTEMPORARY LEARNING

Concord Law School at Kaplan University curriculum is based upon the same traditional Juris Doctor degree program all highly rated law schools use. The difference at Concord is the level of feedback you get. Concord's tech-driven tools provide you with more real-time feedback than the typical law school program offers. 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.


Required Courses

The Juris Doctor curriculum is a 92 credit program with 84 credits in required coursework. The required courses cover all the subjects tested on the California bar exam. Electives cover subjects important to modern law practice.

Electives

Elective courses cover a wide variety of subjects and include employment discrimination, contract drafting, intellectual property, education law and a number of courses in health and patent law.


Skills Courses

Concord’s Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) courses are intensive practicums that require students to draft and redraft the documents that are the “bread and butter” of a law practice. Students may elect to further hone their trial skills in the advocacy elective course, which includes demonstrations of effective technique and provides the opportunity for student practice via individually critiqued videotaped sessions. Students may also take Oral Argument Training and Practice.

Other skills courses include Electronic Legal Research and Future of Law Practice, which are both required courses in the program. The Future of Law Practice emphasizes research, writing, strategic planning, and presentation skills. Students may also choose to complete ADR and Technology or Contract Drafting as elective courses.

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  First Year Second Year Third year Fourth Year
Required Contracts I and II Real Property I and II Corporations and Business Organizations I and II Estates, Wills, and Trusts I and II
  Torts I and II Civil Procedure I and II Evidence I and II Community Property
  Criminal Law I and II Criminal Procedure Constitutional Law I and II Remedies I and II
  Introduction to Legal Analysis I and II Legal Analysis and Writing Professional Responsibility Capstone I and II
    Electronic Legal Research Future of Law Practice Family Law Praticum
   

Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing - Regulatory and Transactional

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Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing - Litigation

 
Electives No Electives No Electives 2 Credit Hours Credit Hours

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