Learning Outcomes

J.D. Program

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the law in certain key areas, including Torts, Contracts (including the law of Sales), Property, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law (including Constitutional Criminal Procedure), Business Associations, and Evidence.
  1. Students will be equipped to practice law ethically and professionally, with honesty, integrity, and Christ-like character.
  1. Students will demonstrate competency in legal analysis, writing, and problem solving, including specific written skills necessary for the successful practice of law.
  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to engage in oral communication of legal matters, in ways that successfully embody the oral skills necessary for law practice.
  1. Students will present themselves to prospective employers in ways that communicate personal and business competence.
  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of Biblical principles applicable to law, and an ability to apply those principles in practical ways to the practice of law.

LL.M. Program

  1. Students will demonstrate a familiarity with the United States legal system, in the context of selected substantive law topics.
  2. Students will demonstrate an ability to reason, research, write, and problem-solve in the context of the United States legal system.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the common-law legal tradition, as opposed to a civil law system.
  4. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of Christian principles applicable to law.

M.A. in Law Program

  1. Students will be able to interact knowledgeably and effectively with lawyers on issues within their concentration.

  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of Christian principles applicable to law.

  3. Students will be able to interact knowledgeably and effectively with the laws and regulations informing their concentration.

  4. Students will learn the importance of being ethical professionals who are honest and demonstrate integrity and Christ-like character.

  5. Students will demonstrate beginning competency in legal analysis, writing, and problem solving.

  6. Students will demonstrate an ability to engage in written and oral communication of legal matters.