Western Sierra

Law School

Courses
Juris Doctorate Program

Western Sierra Law School offers a comprehensive legal curriculum. Rather than emphasizing any single area of the law, the School provides both introductory and advanced courses in every major area of legal endeavor. The degree of Juris Doctor is conferred upon all graduates. Graduates of the School will meet the legal education qualifications for taking the California Bar Examination and upon passing may be licensed to practice Law in the State of California. Upon admission to the bar, graduates of Western Sierra Law School will be eligible to become members of both the California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Please read the Guideline 2.3(D) Disclosures by clicking the link to the left, or contact the Dean of Students for more information.

The School and the student share responsibility for passage or failure of Bar Examinations. WSLS endeavors to teach the Law, in addition to analytical, writing and professional practice skills. The student must be focused and work hard, both in and out of class in order to succeed.


Four-Year JD Program (Part Time)

FIRST YEAR CALENDAR & CURRICULUM

CRIMINAL LAW (8.0 units)

LEGAL ANALYSIS I (Crim Law) (2.0 units)

CONTRACTS (8.0 units)

LEGAL ANALYSIS II (Contracts) (2.0 units)

TORTS (8.0 units)

LEGAL ANALYSIS III (Torts) (2.0 units)

LEGAL RESEARCH (3.0 units)

Total First-Year: 33.0 units (4 quarters)

First-Year Students attend two evening classes each week for ten weeks. Each class generally lasts 3-4 hours (6PM-9PM/10PM). This is immediately followed by a two week Intercession of subject analysis, during which, students attend three classes per week. Final examinations are usually conducted at the end of the last week of the Intercession.The course scheduled just prior to each Intercession of Analysis is a prerequisite for any student enrolling in the Intercession.

SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR CURRICULUM

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I & II

EVIDENCE I & II

CORPORATIONS I & II

PROPERTY I & II

REMEDIES I & II

CIVIL PROCEDURE I & II

COMMUNITY PROPERTY

TRUSTS

WILLS/GIFTS

COURT ROOM SKILLS I & II

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

ADVANCED LEGAL PROBLEMS I & II

ELECTIVE UNITS