Kaplan University

Executive JD Program

As part of Kaplan University, Concord Law School offers the Executive JD Program designed for professionals with an interest in the law, or those whose career would benefit from advanced legal knowledge. Learn more about the Executive Juris Doctor program here.

Official Program Name:

Executive Juris Doctor

School Offering Program:

Concord Law School

Degree Level:

Executive Juris Doctor

Program Description:

The online EJD degree is a part-time program that includes a core of required courses, then offers students the freedom to select a course of study tailored to their specific needs or interests. The three-year program was pioneered by Concord Law School and is designed both for individuals whose careers would benefit from a legal education and those who have an interest in the law. In addition to the general EJD, students may pursue tracks in law and technology, criminal justice, or innovation protection. Graduates of the EJD program may use their degree to advance their careers, expand their employment opportunities, or increase their legal knowledge without having to meet the regulatory requirements related to becoming members of the bar.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

72 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as 52 weeks for Executive Juris Doctor students. Full-time students are expected to complete 22 credit hours in 52 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for an Executive Juris Doctor:

EJD (No Track)

  • CL 6100: Contracts (8 credits)
  • CL 6200: Torts (8 credits)
  • CL 6300: Criminal Law (6 credits)
  • CL 6000: Legal Writing and Test Taking (2 credits)
  • CL 7000: Constitutional Law (6 credits)
  • CL 7850: Legal Analysis and Writing (4 credits)
  • CL 7875: Legal Research (2 credits)
  • CL 7955: Cross Profession Ethics (2 credits)
  • 34 elective credits

Law and Technology Track

  • CL 6100: Contracts (8 credits)
  • CL 6200: Torts (8 credits)
  • CL 6300: Criminal Law (6 credits)
  • CL 6000: Legal Writing and Test Taking (2 credits)
  • CL 7000: Constitutional Law (6 credits)
  • CL 7850: Legal Analysis and Writing (4 credits)
  • CL 7875: Legal Research (2 credits)
  • CL 7955: Cross Profession Ethics (2 credits)
  • CL 7200: Civil Procedure (6 credits)
  • CL 7100: Real Property (8 credits)
  • CL 8620: Cyberlaw (4 credits)
  • CL 8600: Intellectual Property (4 credits)
  • 12 elective credits

Criminal Justice Track

  • CL 6100: Contracts (8 credits)
  • CL 6200: Torts (8 credits)
  • CL 6300: Criminal Law (6 credits)
  • CL 6000: Legal Writing and Test Taking (2 credits)
  • CL 7000: Constitutional Law (6 credits)
  • CL 7850: Legal Analysis and Writing (4 credits)
  • CL 7875: Legal Research (2 credits)
  • CL 7955: Cross Profession Ethics (2 credits)
  • CL 7300: Criminal Procedure (4 credits)
  • CL 7600: Evidence (6 credits)
  • 24 elective credits

Innovation Protection Track

  • CL 6100: Contracts (8 credits)
  • CL 6200: Torts (8 credits)
  • CL 6300: Criminal Law (6 credits)
  • CL 6000: Legal Writing and Test Taking (2 credits)
  • CL 7000: Constitutional Law (6 credits)
  • CL 7850: Legal Analysis and Writing (4 credits)
  • CL 7875: Legal Research (2 credits)
  • CL 7955: Cross Profession Ethics (2 credits)
  • CL 7200: Civil Procedure (6 credits)
  • CL 7100: Real Property (8 credits)
  • CL 8620: Cyberlaw (4 credits)
  • CL 8600: Intellectual Property (4 credits)
  • CL 8650: Patent Law Fundamentals (2 credits)
  • CL 8655: Patent Litigation (2 credits)
  • CL 8660: Patent Claim Drafting (2 credits)
  • CL 8665: Patent Application Drafting (2 credits)
  • 4 elective credits

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Executive Juris Doctor Program are not eligible to sit for the California Bar Exam. The program is intended to help students develop legal knowledge and training to enhance their current position or to pursue new opportunities related to their chosen field.*


  • Completion of the Executive Juris Doctor does not qualify a student to take the bar examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in any jurisdiction. A student seeking admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirement for admission to the practice of law.
  • Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

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