J.D. program learning outcomes
As adopted by the Faculty May 8, 2018
Pursuant to ABA Standards 301(b) and 302 and Interpretations 302-1 and 302-2, the Law School has identified the following learning outcomes:
- Students will identify and apply the concepts, theories, and rules of law necessary to participate effectively and responsibly in the legal profession or related professions.
- Students will develop and display knowledge, and an understanding, of relevant substantive and procedural law, including the requirements for ethical representation.
- Students will identify and employ appropriate strategies in performing legal analysis, legal reasoning, and problem-solving.
- Students will locate, organize, and evaluate relevant legal authority, distinguish between the types and relevance of legal authority, and use appropriate legal authority strategically and cost-effectively in professional legal practice.
- Students will communicate in writing in ways that are effective and appropriate for different audiences in contexts relevant to professional legal practice.
- Students will communicate orally in ways that are effective and appropriate for different audiences in contexts relevant to professional legal practice.
- Students will display proficiency in the professional skills (such as interviewing and counseling, negotiation, planning and drafting, persuasion, public speaking, collaboration, and time management) that are integral to competent, effective, and ethical legal practice in the area(s) in which they choose to focus.
- Students will integrate into their professional lives an understanding of and commitment to the professional and ethical obligations required of members of the legal profession.
Individual members of the faculty may identify other learning outcomes specific to their courses.