Learning Outcomes Juris Doctor

Student Learning Outcomes

As part of the Jacksonville University College of Law’s mission to provide quality legal education, the Law faculty established the following learning outcomes, with the expectation that every student will have attained competence in each area by the time of graduation.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the conceptual frameworks, principles, and procedural rules in areas of substantive law.

  2. Identify legal issues and questions raised by different factual conditions.

  3. Demonstrate competency in legal research, analysis, reasoning, and problem-solving.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to engage in effective written legal analysis and transactional documents. 

  5. Demonstrate the ability to effectively engage in oral communication in the legal context, including advocacy and negotiation.

  6. Understand the professional and ethical responsibilities to clients, the legal system, and society.

  7. Model appropriate professional and ethical conduct.

  8. Understand cross-cultural competency, the impact of bias and racism in the law, and the responsibility of lawyers to improve access to justice for all members of society.