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Are you seeking to enhance your legal knowledge for possible career advancement in your current field? As part of Kaplan University, Concord Law School's Executive Juris Doctorate program is designed for professionals who do not aspire to careers as attorneys but might need an understanding of legal processes to assume greater responsibilities in their present position. Read on for more information about this online graduate degree program.
Concord Law School's Executive Juris Doctorate program provides a broad overview of legal procedures, practices and research. Topics addressed in required courses include contract conditions and obligations, civil liability issues, criminal laws, federal legislative authority and processes, and professional ethics in the legal profession. Students also have the opportunity to study legal terminology, communication methods, and legal research techniques. It should be noted that the Executive Juris Doctorate program does not meet eligibility requirements for taking the California Bar Examination.*
Potential students of Concord Law School's Executive Juris Doctorate program should hold a bachelor's degree and have completed a prelegal program prior to enrolling in the Executive Juris Doctorate program. Experience in a law firm, corporate legal department or similar environment can also helpful but is not required. Applicants to Concord Law School should be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer. Some programs may have additional requirements.
Successful completion of the Executive Juris Doctorate program requires a total of 72 credits. This credit total consists of 38 credits in core requirements and 34 credits in electives. Electives are taken in the second and third years only. This course is designed to be completed in three years. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Graduates of Concord Law School's Executive Juris Doctorate program could assume greater responsibilities in their current employment.* An Executive Juris Doctorate could be beneficial to individuals in a wide variety of administrative or upper management positions, including in areas of education, finance, accounting, public administration, healthcare administration, or criminal justice. Graduates could also seek a teaching position at the college or university level.
*Completion of the Executive Juris Doctor may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in any jurisdiction. A student seeking admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirement for admission to the practice of law.
* Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.