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Juris Doctor Law Program

Empire College's Juris Doctor program in California can help put you on the right track to becoming a lawyer!

At Empire College School of Law, we want our students to leave our Juris doctor school with an education that allows them to confidently handle the demands and responsibilities of a legal career. The field of law presents a constantly evolving and challenging environment.

As one of the top-ranked Northern California law colleges, we work to keep our students ahead of the curve by providing them with distinguished faculty who are experts in their specific law area. The legal expertise and industry experience they share in the classroom contribute to our strong reputation in the area for producing high-quality law students. It is our goal to give our students every advantage to become a lawyer. We believe our law school’s Juris Doctor degree program gives students the necessary critical thinking, communication and professional skills to succeed in any career field.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you earn your Juris Doctor degree in Northern California and move closer to your goal of becoming a lawyer.

The following outlines our Juris Doctor courses available to you when you study law at Empire College in Northern California. You can also view a sample schedule here

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Introduction to Law

FIRST YEAR

  • Law Study and Exams
  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Torts

SECOND YEAR

  • Real Property
  • Evidence
  • Civil Procedure

THIRD YEAR

  • Constitutional Law
  • Wills and Trusts

FOURTH YEAR

  • Business Organizations
  • Remedies

OTHER REQUIRED CLASSES

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Moot Court
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Community Property
  • Advanced Legal Writing

ELECTIVES

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Analysis and Insight on the California Bar Exam
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Law
  • Civil Rights Legislation
  • Clinical Education
  • Contemplative Practices and Legal Practice
  • Disability Law Clinic
  • Discovery Workshop
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Law Clinic
  • Elder Protection Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Negotiations Competition
  • Family Law
  • Federal Indian Law
  • First Amendment and Religion in Public Schools
  • Health Care Law
  • History of Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law Clinic
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law Office Management
  • Law Review
  • Legal Skills
  • MBE Exam Preparation
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Notable Cases of the 20th Century
  • Restorative Justice
  • Self-Help Access Center Law Clinic
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Small Claims Advisory Clinic
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Wine Law

Learn more about our Juris Doctorate degree program!