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The Corporate Executive Juris Doctor (CEJD) is a graduate/professional law degree that is designed for professionals in business, industry, and government. The Program requires completion of Fifteen (15) Core Corporate Executive Law Courses and the completion of a Final Project/Academic Paper in the area of degree specialization.


CEJD 601 – Legal Research & Writing -3crts
CEJD 602 – Civil Procedure -6crts
CEJD 603 – Contracts -6crts
CEJD 604 – Legal Ethics -6crts
CEJD 605 – Real Property -6crts
CEJD 606 – Torts -6crts
CEJD 607 – Wills -6crts
CEJD 608 – Trusts -6crts
CEJD 609 – Estate & Gift Taxation -6crts
CEJD 610 – Agency & Partnership -6crts
CEJD 611 – Labor Law -6crts
CEJD 612 – Corporations -6crts
CEJD 613 – Administrative Law -6crts
CEJD 614 – Accounting & Finance -6crts
CEJD 615 – Tax of Business Entities -6crts
CEJD 600 – Final Project -12crts

PROGRAM CURRICULM – Corporate Executive Juris Doctor – CEJD

CEJD 601 - LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING, AND ANALYSIS 3crts
Court Systems; Precedent; Case Reporting System (including Regional and State Reporters, Head notes and the West Key Number System, Citations and Case Finding); Statutes, Constitutions, and Legislative History; Secondary Sources (including Treatises, Law Reviews, Digests, Restatements); Administrative Agencies (including Regulations, Loose-leaf Services); Shepard's Citations; Computers in Legal Research; Reading and Understanding a Case (including Briefing a Case); Using Legal Sourcebooks; Basic Guidelines for Legal Writing; Organizing Your Research; Writing a Memorandum of Law; Writing a Brief; Writing an Opinion or Client Letter.

CEJD 602 - CIVIL PROCEDURE 6crts
Territorial (Personal) Jurisdiction (including Venue and Forum Non Conveniens); Subject Matter Jurisdiction (covering Diversity Jurisdiction, Federal Question Jurisdiction); Erie Doctrine and Federal Common Law; Pleadings (including Counterclaims, Cross examination)

CEJD 603 - CONTRACTS 6crts
Consideration (including Promissory Estoppels, Moral or Past Consideration); Mutual Assent; Defenses (including Mistake, Fraud, Duress, Unconscionability, Statute of Frauds, Illegality); Third-Party Beneficiaries; Assignment of Rights and Delegation of Duties; Conditions; Substantial Performance; Material vs. Minor Breach; Anticipatory Breach; Impossibility; Discharge; Remedies (including Damages, Specific Performance, Liquidated Damages).

CEJD 604 - LEGAL ETHICS 6crts
Outlines are regulating admission to practice, preventing unauthorized practice of law. Discusses the contract between client and lawyer, including lawyer's duties regarding accepting employment, spheres of authority of lawyer and client, obligation of client to lawyer, and terminating the lawyer-client relationship, and attorney-client privilege. Other topics discussed include professional duty of confidentiality, conflicts of interest, obligations to third persons and the legal system, special obligations in litigation (including limitations on advancing money to client and duty to reject certain actions), solicitation and advertising, specialization, disciplinary process, malpractice, and special responsibilities of judges.

CEJD 605 - REAL PROPERTY 6crts
Possession (including Wild Animals, Bailments, Adverse Possession); Gifts and Sales of Personal Property; Freehold Possessory Estates; Future Interests (including Reversion, Possibility of Reverter, Right of Entry, Executor Interests, Rule Against Perpetuities); Tenancy in Common; Joint Tenancy; Tenancy by the Entirety; Condominiums; Cooperatives; Marital Property; Landlord and Tenant; Easements and Covenants; Nuisance; Rights in Airspace and Water; Right to Support; Zoning; Eminent Domain; Sale of Land (including Mortgage, Deed, Warranties of Title); Methods of Title Assurance (including Recording System, Title Registration, Title Insurance).

CEJD 606 - TORTS 6crts
Intentional Torts; Negligence; Strict Liability; Products Liability; Nuisance; Survival of Tort Actions; Wrongful Death; Immunity; Release and Contribution; Indemnity; Workers' Compensation; No-Fault Auto Insurance; Defamation; Invasion of Privacy; Misrepresentation; Injurious Falsehood; Interference With Economic Relations; Unjustifiable Litigation.

CEJD 607 - WILLS 6crts
Intestate succession, simultaneous death, advancements, disclaimer, killer of decedent, elective share statutes, pretermitted child statutes, homestead, and formal requisites of a will. Also discussed are revocation of wills, incorporation by reference, pour-over gift in an inter vivos trust, joint wills, contracts relating to wills, lapsed gifts, ademption, exoneration of liens, will contests, and probate and estate administration.

CEJD 608 - TRUSTS 6crts
Topics covered include elements of a trust, trust creation, transfer of beneficiary's interest (including spendthrift trusts), charitable trusts (including the cy pres doctrine), and a trustee's responsibilities, power, duties, and liabilities. It also covers duties and liabilities of beneficiaries, accounting for income and principal, power of settler to modify or revoke, powers of trustee beneficiaries or courts to modify or terminate, termination of trusts by operation of law, resulting trusts, purchase money resulting trusts, and constructive trusts.

CEJD 609 - ESTATES & GIFT TAXATION 6crts
Detailed outline on estate and gift tax that discusses topics such as the substantive aspects of the estate and gift tax, coordination of federal estate and gift taxes, the generation-skipping transfer tax, the taxing jurisdiction, proposals for repeal of the federal estate tax, valuation, computation of tax, and returns and payment of tax.

CEJD 610 - AGENCY & PARTNERSHIP 6crts
Agency: Rights and Liabilities Between Principal and Agent (including Agent’s Fiduciary Duty, Principal’s Right to Indemnification); Contractual Rights Between Principal (or Agent) and Third Persons (including Creation of Agency Relationship, Authority of Agent, Scope of Authority, Termination of Authority, Ratification, Liability on Agents Contracts); Tort Liability (including Respondent Superior, Master-Servant Relationship, Scope of Employment). Partnership: Property Rights of Partner; Formation of Partnership; Relations Between Partners (including Fiduciary Duty); Authority of Partner to Bind Partnership; Dissolution and Winding up of Partnership; Limited Partnerships.

CEJD 611 – LABOR LAW - 6crts
Legal statutory foundations of present labor law (including National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Taft-Hartley, Norris-LaGuardia Act, and Landrum-Griffin Act), organizing campaigns, selection of the bargaining representative, collective bargaining (including negotiating the agreement, lockouts, administering the agreement, and arbitration), strikes, boycotts, and picketing. Other topics include concerted activity protected under the NLRA, civil rights legislation, grievance, federal regulation of compulsory union membership arrangements, state regulation of compulsory membership agreements, "right to work" laws, discipline of union members, election of union officers, and corruption.

CEJD 612 - CORPORATIONS 6crts
Formalities; "De Jure" vs. "De Facto"; Promoters; Corporate Powers; Ultra Vires Transactions; Powers, Duties, and Liabilities of Officers and Directors; Allocation of Power Between Directors and Shareholders; Conflicts of Interest in Corporate Transactions; Close Corporations; Insider Trading; Rule 10b-5 and Section 16(b); Shareholders' Voting Rights; Shareholders' Right to Inspect Records; Shareholders' Suits; Capitalization (including Classes of Shares, Preemptive Rights, Consideration for Shares); Dividends; Redemption of Shares; Fundamental Changes in Corporate Structure; Applicable Conflict of Laws Principles.

CEJD 613 – ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - 6crts
The Separation of powers, and controls over agencies, constitutional right to hearing, and adjudication under administrative procedure act. Other topics that are covered include formal adjudication, adjudicatory decision makers, bias, improper influences, ex parte communications, familiarity with record, res judicicata, rulemaking procedures, and obtaining information. Also discussed is the scope of judicial review, reviewability of agency decisions, standing to seek judicial review and timing.

CEJD 614 - ACCOUNTING & FINANCE 6crts
Course covers basic accounting principles, definitions of accounting terms, balance sheet, and income statement. Other topics that are covered are statement of changes in financial position, consolidated financial statements, accumulation of financial data, and financial statement analysis.

CEJD 615 - TAX OF BUSINESS ENTITIES 6crts
Outline discusses taxation of partnerships, including current partnership income, contributions of property to partnership, sale of partnership interest, distributions, and liquidations. Other subjects covered include corporate taxation, including corporate distributions, sales of stock and assets, and reorganizations, S corporations, and federal income taxation of trusts

CEJD 600 FINAL PROJECT / DISSERTATION 12crt
This is structured for independent Doctorate-level study and research, conducted under faculty supervision. See student manual for project/academic paper outline. The final project may be in an area of your choice of specialization.