Institutional Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the JD program, a student will:

  1. Be able to engage in sophisticated legal research and analysis, including analogical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and policy analysis.
  2.  Know and understand the substantive and procedural law in the required curriculum and in area(s), if any, in which the student has elected to focus his or her legal studies.
  3.  Be able to communicate clearly, cogently, and strategically in both written and oral expression, with particular focus on the legal context.
  4.  Understand and be ready to exercise the ethical and professional responsibilities owed by attorneys to clients and the legal system.
  5.  Demonstrate competence in a variety of professional skills—including communicating professionally, developing facts, managing time, and solving problems—that are needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.