Learning Outcomes for the J.D. Degree

The School of Law’s program of instruction prepares students to effectively engage in the legal community through a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop skills necessary to use knowledge in practice. Our students will:

  1. Know and understand both substantive and procedural law, necessary for entry and increasing success within the legal profession; 
  2. Engage in legal analysis and reasoning, conduct efficient and effective legal research, apply problem-solving skills, and present findings, analyses, and recommendations efficiently and effectively in both written and oral communication; 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the professional integrity and ethical responsibilities of serving the legal profession and the clients and community they serve; 
  4. Develop a range of professional skills that facilitate the values and responsibilities of the legal profession, which may include written and oral advocacy, negotiation, persuasion, and mediation skills. 
  5. Identify and recognize the importance of cross-cultural competency to professionally responsible representation and the obligation of lawyers to promote a legal system that provides equal access and eliminates bias, discrimination, and racism. 

As adopted by the Law School Faculty on February 7, 2023.

Assessment Planning

In academic year 2023-2024, the law school faculty will define performance indicators and detail the assessment plan.

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