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J.D. Program Learning Outcomes

 

In compliance with ABA Standard 302, the Faculty of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles has adopted the following institutional learning outcomes for our J.D. students:

I.               Legal Knowledge
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental rules and standards of substantive and procedural law.
 
II.            American Legal System
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will understand the structure of the American legal system, including how law is made, changed, and interpreted.
 
III.         Legal Research
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will be able to conduct effective legal research using a variety of sources, tools, and strategies.
 
IV.          Legal Analysis, Reasoning, and Problem-Solving
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will be able to perform legal analysis by applying relevant law to facts in order to identify, evaluate, and resolve the legal aspects of clients’ problems.
 
V.             Communication
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will be able to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, both orally and in writing.
 
VI.          Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will understand the moral, ethical, and professional responsibilities that guide and govern attorneys.
 
VII.       Social Justice
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will understand a lawyer’s responsibility to society and the law’s role in promoting social justice.
 
VIII.    Additional Professional Skills
Upon completion of the Juris Doctor program, students will be able to demonstrate other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.

 

For additional information, regarding American Bar Association Standard 302 as well as other standards, please visit the ABA Standards webpage on the associations website.