Upon successful completion of the JD program, a student will:
- Be able to engage in sophisticated legal research and analysis, including analogical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and policy analysis.
- 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.
- Be able to communicate clearly, cogently, and strategically in both written and oral expression, with particular focus on the legal context.
- Understand and be ready to exercise the ethical and professional responsibilities owed by attorneys to clients and the legal system.
- 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.