Defenses in the Law



This course is an interactive experience in a small class setting designed to teach critical thinking, writing, listening, and exam-taking skills.

The course covers four criminal law concepts that are tested regularly on the California bar examination:

  1. entrapment;
  2. necessity;
  3. duress; and
  4. use of deadly force in defense.

Emphasis is placed on synthesizing learning and developing analytical skills.

This course is open to first-year full-time students whose GPA following the fall semester is between 1.80 and 2.60.

Please contact the Dean of Students Office at to request to add the class.