JD Law Courses Online
Take JD Credits Online This Summer—Anytime. Anywhere.
We offer more online JD courses than any other ABA-accredited law school in the nation. Choose from more than 50 dynamic courses, covering a wide variety of legal topics, to apply to your JD degree.* Taking law courses online has never been easier. The ABA currently allows second- and third-year JD students to take up to 15 credits online at the JD level. We offer high-quality, unique courses taught by talented and recognized faculty, and more classes are being added each semester.
How to Get Started
- Contact your institution for transfer credit approval.
- Request a Letter of Good Standing.
- Submit your Letter of Good Standing and a completed visiting student application by May 15.
For more information, contact Assistant Dean Jodie Needham at 312.427.2737 ext. 775.
Choose from JD Law Courses in Today's Hottest Practice Areas
The following course listings represent a few of the courses available online. To view course descriptions, click each course listing.
- Cash or Deferred Arrangements (EB 354W, 2 Credits)
Covering CODAs, investment issues, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and non-discrimination rules
- Cybercrime, Information Warfare & Economic Espionage (ITP 848, 2 Credits)
Covering cyber-bullying, child pornography/sexting, denial of service attacks, identity theft, drone surveillance, and the Patriot Act
- Constitutional & Military Law (JD 287CM, 2 Credits)
Covering military context of First Amendment rights, unlawful command influence, military search and seizure, and review of the Law of Armed Conflict and Rules of Engagement
- Cyberspace Law (JD 214/ITP 808W, 3 Credits)
Covering regulation of trademarks, domain names, virtual property, and virtual copyright
- Elder Law: Planning for Property (JD 169W, 2 Credits)
Covering income tax concepts, gift and estate tax concepts, estates, trusts and probate concepts, retirement planning concepts, and specific planning tools for individuals as they age.
- Estate Planning I (EPL 411W/TX 371W, 2 Credits)
Covering adult guardianship, elder abuse and financial exploitation, legal aspects of long-term care services, and endowments and annuities in retirement
- Estates & Trusts (JD 131W, 3 Credits)
Covering classification of devisees; mental and procedural requirements of wills; drafting, amending and revoking a will; discretionary trusts; and procedures for adopted children
- Intellectual Property in Start-Up Companies (JD 495W/IP 495W, 2 Credits)
Covering establishing a business model, venture capital and other financing, leveraging IP through outbound licensing, and creating and administering IP asset portfolios
- International & Comparative Sports Law (IBT 799XA-W, 1 Credit)
Covering regulation and governance of sports, exploitation and protection of commercial rights, discrimination issues, and match-fixing and corruption
- Law & New Technology (ITP 816, 3 Credits)
Covering the legal ramifications of homeland security, drones, smart phones, geolocation, 3D printing, data analytics, and wearable technology
- Leasing, Ownership & Management of Real Estate (JD 605W/RE 605W, 2 Credits)
Covering lease terms of concern to lenders, property alterations, ownership obligations, rights and obligations of lessors, and dangers of loss
- Real Estate Transactions (JD 243W, 3 Credits)
Covering acquisition and financing of real estate, public records, land descriptions and surveys, and negotiating, drafting, and execution of real estate sales contracts
- Right of Publicity & Protection of Personality (JD 196W/IP 423W, 3 Credits)
Covering identity rights, post-mortem rights, clearance analysis and transactions, and First Amendment defenses of personality rights
*LLM courses may require additional approvals for JD credit. Applicants should consult with their home institutions before applying. Specific courses may only be available during specific times.