When you enroll in the Juris Doctor program, your coursework will include these career-enhancing courses:
LAW224: Criminal Procedure
Students will study the rights of the accused in criminal matters by examining various provisions to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Students will learn the law governing searches and seizures, confessions, double jeopardy, the right to counsel, jury trials, speedy trials, pleas, exclusionary rules, and the appellate rights of an accused to enforce constitutional guarantees.
This course teaches the standards that regulate the admissibility of proof at judicial proceedings placing special emphasis on the Federal Rules, California rules and general principles of evidence law. Students will study burdens of proof, relevancy, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, policy-based exclusionary rules, legal privileges, expert and lay opinions, scientific, forensic and demonstrative evidence, impeachment, authentication, character and habit evidence, and presumptions.
LAW232: Constitutional Law
Students will study the United States Constitution, the three branches and structure of the federal government, limitations and scope of government power, judicial review, the role of the United States Supreme Court, the Bill of Rights, and personal liberties. Students will examine the constitutional distribution of power between the federal government and the individual states, and personal liberties under the Due Process clauses with special focus on fundamental rights, equal protection, freedom of assembly, press, religion and speech.
This course is a didactic inquiry into the law governing American business enterprises. Students will study model, statutory and decisional law related to the formation and dissolution of private, public, close and limited liability corporations. Students will study the law governing public stock and securities transactions, dividends, mergers and hostile takeovers, and the rights of corporate shareholders. Students will study the respective roles, duties, liabilities, rights and remedies of shareholders and business decision-makers, including corporate directors, officers and subordinate employees.
For a complete list of all course offerings for this program, please view the law school catalog