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The Bachelor of Science in Law (BSL) is an entry level law degree which can allow admission to graduate law school for the completion of the Master of Laws (LLM) or the Juris Doctor (JD) for those students who can not meet Juris Doctor (JD) or (LLM) minimum Open Admissions Requirements or for those students who have not completed a Bachelors Degree prior to law school, but do meet Juris Doctor Open Admissions requirements and want to complete a Bachelors of Science in Law (BSL) as well as the completing a Juris Doctor (JD) and/or Masters of Laws (LLM). The Bachelor of Science in Law (BSL) can also be utilized as a undergraduate career degree and student can specialize in a number of career fields, such as Paralegal, Labor Mediation, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, to name a few. All core credits in the Bachelors of Science in Law (BSL) program transfer to the Juris Doctor (JD) Program and are accepted toward Juris Doctor (JD) completion.


BSL 301 - Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis -3crts
BSL 302 - Civil Procedure -6crts
BSL 303 - Contracts -6crts
BSL 304 - Criminal Law -6crts
BSL 305 - Real Property -6crts
BSL 306 - Torts -6crts
BSL 307 - Criminal Procedure -6crts
BSL 308 - Evidence -6crts
BSL 300 - Bachelors Project -12crts

PROGRAM CURRICULUM – Bachelors of Science BSL Degree Program

Court Systems; Precedent; Case Reporting System (including Regional and State Reporters, Head notes and the West Key Number System, Citations and Case Finding); Statutes, Constitutions, and Legislative History; Secondary Sources (including Treatises, Law Reviews, Digests, Restatements); Administrative Agencies (including Regulations, Loose-leaf Services); Shepard's Citations; Computers in Legal Research; Reading and Understanding a Case (including Briefing a Case); Using Legal Sourcebooks; Basic Guidelines for Legal Writing; Organizing Your Research; Writing a Memorandum of Law; Writing a Brief; Writing an Opinion or Client Letter.

Territorial (Personal) Jurisdiction (including Venue and Forum Non Conveniens); Subject Matter Jurisdiction (covering Diversity Jurisdiction, Federal Question Jurisdiction); Erie Doctrine and Federal Common Law; Pleadings (including Counterclaims, Cross examination)

BSL 303 - CONTRACTS 6crts
Consideration (including Promissory Estoppels, Moral or Past Consideration); Mutual Assent; Defenses (including Mistake, Fraud, Duress, Unconscionability, Statute of Frauds, Illegality); Third-Party Beneficiaries; Assignment of Rights and Delegation of Duties; Conditions; Substantial Performance; Material vs. Minor Breach; Anticipatory Breach; Impossibility; Discharge; Remedies (including Damages, Specific Performance, Liquidated Damages).

BSL 304 - CRIMINAL LAW 6crts
Elements of Crimes (including Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Causation); Vicarious Liability; Complicity in Crime; Criminal Liability of Corporations; Defenses (including Insanity, Diminished Capacity, Intoxication, Ignorance, Self-Defense); Inchoate Crimes; Homicide; Other Crimes Against the Person; Crimes Against Habitation (including Burglary, Arson); Crimes Against Property; Offenses Against Government; Offenses Against Administration of Justice.

Possession (including Wild Animals, Bailment, Adverse Possession); Gifts and Sales of Personal Property; Freehold Possessory Estates; Future Interests (including Reversion, Possibility of Reverter, Right of Entry, Executor Interests, Rule Against Perpetuities); Tenancy in Common; Joint Tenancy; Tenancy by the Entirety; Condominiums; Cooperatives; Marital Property; Landlord and Tenant; Easements and Covenants; Nuisance; Rights in Airspace and Water; Right to Support; Zoning; Eminent Domain; Sale of Land (including Mortgage, Deed, Warranties of Title); Methods of Title Assurance (including Recording System, Title Registration, Title Insurance).

BSL 306 - TORTS 6crts
Intentional Torts; Negligence; Strict Liability; Products Liability; Nuisance; Survival of Tort Actions; Wrongful Death; Immunity; Release and Contribution; Indemnity; Workers' Compensation; No-Fault Auto Insurance; Defamation; Invasion of Privacy; Misrepresentation; Injurious Falsehood; Interference With Economic Relations; Unjustifiable Litigation.

Includes a supplement. Exclusionary Rule; Arrests and Other Detentions; Search and Seizure; Privilege Against Self-Incrimination; Confessions; Preliminary Hearing; Bail; Indictment; Speedy Trial; Competency to Stand Trial; Government's Obligation to Disclose Information; Right to Jury Trial; Right to Counsel; Right to Confront Witnesses; Burden of Proof; Insanity; Entrapment; Guilty Pleas; Sentencing; Death Penalty; Ex Post Facto Issues; Appeal; Habeas Corpus; Juvenile Offenders; Prisoners' Rights; Double Jeopardy

BSL 308 - EVIDENCE 6crts
Direct Evidence; Circumstantial Evidence; Rulings on Admissibility; Relevancy; Materiality; Character Evidence; Hearsay and the Hearsay Exceptions; Privileges; Competency to Testify; Opinion Evidence and Expert Witnesses; Direct Examination; Cross-Examination; Impeachment; Real, Demonstrative, and Scientific Evidence; Judicial Notice; Burdens of Proof; Parole Evidence Rule.

The Bachelors project will be in an area of your choice of specialization.