BSL 301 – Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis – 3 credits
BSL 302 – Civil Procedure – 6 credits
BSL 303 – Contracts – 6 credits
BSL 304 – Criminal Law – 6 credits
BSL 305 – Real Property – 6 credits
BSL 306 – Torts – 6 credits
BSL 307 – Criminal Procedure – 6 credits
BSL 308 – Evidence – 6 credits
BSL 399 – Bachelor's Project – 12 credits
PROGRAM CURRICULUM – Bachelor of Science Degree Program
BSL 301 – LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING, AND ANALYSIS (3 credits)
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.
BSL 302 – CIVIL PROCEDURE (6 credits)
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)
BSL 303 – CONTRACTS (6 credits)
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).
BSL 304 – CRIMINAL LAW (6 credits)
Elements of Crimes (including Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Causation); Vicarious Liability; Complicity in Crime; Criminal Liability of Corporations; Defenses (including Insanity, Diminished Capacity, Intoxication, Ignorance, Self–Defense); Inchoate Crimes; Homicide; Other Crimes Against the Person; Crimes Against Habitation (including Burglary, Arson); Crimes Against Property; Offenses Against Government; Offenses Against Administration of Justice.
BSL 305 – REAL PROPERTY (6 credits)
Possession (including Wild Animals, Bailment, 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).
BSL 306 – TORTS (6 credits)
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.
BSL 307 – CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (6 credits)
Includes a supplement. Exclusionary Rule; Arrests and Other Detentions; Search and Seizure; Privilege Against Self–Incrimination; Confessions; Preliminary Hearing; Bail; Indictment; Speedy Trial; Competency to Stand Trial; Government's Obligation to Disclose Information; Right to Jury Trial; Right to Counsel; Right to Confront Witnesses; Burden of Proof; Insanity; Entrapment; Guilty Pleas; Sentencing; Death Penalty; Ex Post Facto Issues; Appeal; Habeas Corpus; Juvenile Offenders; Prisoners' Rights; Double Jeopardy
BSL 308 – EVIDENCE (6 credits)
Direct Evidence; Circumstantial Evidence; Rulings on Admissibility; Relevancy; Materiality; Character Evidence; Hearsay and the Hearsay Exceptions; Privileges; Competency to Testify; Opinion Evidence and Expert Witnesses; Direct Examination; Cross–Examination; Impeachment; Real, Demonstrative, and Scientific Evidence; Judicial Notice; Burdens of Proof; Parole Evidence Rule.
BSL 399 – BACHELOR'S PROJECT IN AREA OF SPECIALIZATION (12 credits)
The bachelor's project will be in an area of your choice of specialization.