By the third year of Law School at American Heritage University School of Law, most student are now in cruise control. Students who have not passed the First Year Law School Exam will have to be administratively dismissed from the JD program per the CalBar rules.
Third Year Courses
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.
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 clause with special focus on fundamental rights, equal protection, and 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.
This course is a survey of the law of various unincorporated business associations. Its purpose is to acquaint students with the fundamental legal elements of these business relationships and entities. This course will focus on the laws of agency and partnership including formation, termination, fiduciary responsibilities, and raising capital concern.