A New Paradigm in Learning the Law
“A lawyer’s truth is not truth at all; it is, instead, lying consistently.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Law is the profession with the highest depression, suicide, and divorce rates.”
Licensed lawyers make more money litigating than by seeking peace or compromise. They are not diplomats; they are warriors and warriors fight, contest, and resist. Litigation is war by other means. Therefore, they do not encourage compromise until they have milked their clients of as much money as possible by prolonging the disputation process. This is true for both plaintiff and defense lawyers. They cooperate with one another in the process to maximize their earnings since they all belong to the same club, the bar association.
The lawyer’s goal is to prolong the dispute and run up their hourly billings until recommending settlement just before the hearing or trial date. Their goal is to keep as many balls (cases) in the air as possible so that they can double, triple, and quadruple bill for each hour devoted to each client.
An audit of lawyer billing practices would reveal substantial fraud.
Who are Juris Doctors?
Juris Doctors are Business Owners, CEOs, Corporate Officers, Teachers, Executives, Managers, Politicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Government Employees, Citizens, CPAs, Accountants, Estate Planners, Management Consultants, Financial Planners, CFOs, Risk Managers, Sales Executives, Insurance Brokers and Agents, Insurance Claims Executives, Physicians, Attorneys-in Fact (Not Lawyers), Diplomats, Mediators, Negotiators, Personal Representatives, Problem Solvers, Helpers, Facilitators, Counselors, Advisers and Leaders from All Walks of Life.
Juris Doctors lead companies and organizations, administer HR programs, engage in contract and legal compliance, resolve disputes, personal conflicts, and business disputes; Juris Doctors practice divorce mediation and settlement, lead workplace conflict resolution, conduct employee counseling, employee outplacement, and engage in all forms of person to person, business to business, and organization to organization dispute resolution.
Legal Knowledge is Essential to…
- Defending family, profession, organization, and business
- Guarding your present and future
- Strengthening and enhancing one’s professionalism, confidence, power, & credibility
- Protecting all that you own and hope to own
The Law Programs
- Executive Juris Doctor (JD)
- Master of Laws – Litigation (LLM)
- Master of Laws – Taxation (LLM)
- Doctor of Laws – Constitution (LLD)
- Board Certified Juris Diplomate (JDp)
Learning by Study, Research, and Writing!
Learning to think clearly and logically is required to succeed in any profession or occupation. It is essential when applying legal knowledge to real-world matters. One must learn to be objective and to observe, listen, evaluate, analyze, write, summarize, and present.
Law is about life; it is multidisciplinary!
The application of legal knowledge involves a combination of experience, wisdom, psychology, human nature, human behavior, business, and principles of law.
Legal Education Has Three Objectives:
First, one must learn to think clearly, that is, analyze, evaluate, identify facts, and arguments on both sides of an issue.
Second, “thinking like a lawyer” is nothing more than thinking clearly. There is either clear thinking or muddled thinking! The goal: logical thinking, internal consistency in one’s evaluation of the facts and issues, and accuracy in thought and presentation. Successful people in all fields of endeavor have mastered the art of clear thinking!
Third, legal education teaches substantive law. In a broad sense it is the study of the history of ideas, societal norms, practices and procedures of people, institutions, and government. The study of law touches every aspect of life and human experience. Study of the law is a multi-disciplinary endeavor.
Required Curriculum for Executive Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)
JD1000 Introduction to the Law
- Beginning Concepts
- The Parties
- Criminal Law v. Civil Law
- Who Makes Laws?
- Judicial Systems
- Federal Court System v. State Court System
- Learning the Law
- Glossary of Useful Terms
JD2000 Tort Law
- Overview of Tort Law
- Negligence Law
- Strict Liability
- Intentional Torts
- Invasion of Privacy Torts
JD3000 Property Law
- Property Law Overview
- Interests in Land
- Transfers of Ownership of Land
- Recording of Ownership of Land
- Private Limitations on the Use of Land
- Public Limitations on Land Ownership and Use
JD4000 Constitutional Law
- Constitutional Law Overview
- The Federal System
- Individual Rights
JD5000 Contract Law
- Overview of Contract Law
- Beginning Concepts
- A Contract Has Three Core Elements – Offer, Acceptance, Consideration
- Third Party Involvement
- Breach of Contract
- Defenses to Breach of Contract
JD6000 Criminal Law
- Criminal Law Overview
- Beginning Concepts
- Principles in Criminality
- The Crimes
- Accomplice Liability
- Overview of Criminal Procedure
JD7000 Civil Procedure Law
- Civil Procedure Overview
- Procedural Concepts
- Pretrial Procedure
- Trial Procedure
- Decisions of the Court
- Post Trial
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
JD800 Legal Research and Writing
JD900 Agency, Partnership, LLCs
JD1300 Professional Responsibility
Study Material includes the Law School Legends Audio CDs for each of the above courses. You may do a Google search to find the least expensive ones.
JD1005 Alternative Dispute Resolution – Important to establishing a mediation practice. Law license not required.
JD1010 Divorce Mediation & Settlement – Important to the practice of divorce mediation. Law license not required.
JD1020 Asset Protection Law – Important to practicing as an asset protection consultant. Law license not required.
JD1060 Education Law
JD1090 Family Law
JD1100 Federal Courts
JD1110 Health Care Law
JD1120 Employment Law
JD1130 Immigration Law
JD1140 Insurance Law – Important for insurance industry executives. Law license not required.
JD1150 Intellectual Property – Important to becoming a Patent and Trademark Consultant. Law license not required.
JD1180 Sports Law – Important to becoming a Sport’s Agent. Law license not required.