CDTA: Going Beyond The Basic Curriculum
The California Desert Trial Academy meets the needs of modern law students. Those who are looking for a different approach to legal education need not look any further than the CDTA. Our four-year Juris doctorate program allows many older students the time and opportunity to obtain a legal education.
Most traditional law schools teach only substantive core courses, cramming them into a three-year schedule. Rather than providing a traditional three-year curriculum that offers basic classes, the CDTA offers a four-year period of legal study that goes beyond traditional core subjects. As part of its standard curriculum, CDTA provides students with instruction on Bankruptcy, Immigration Law, Indian Law, and Intellectual Property. Anyone practicing law in California must be aware of these four areas of law in the 21st century.
*Bankruptcy law has changed significantly in the last fifteen years, and, more than ever, consumers need assistance from qualified legal counsel to understand and navigate the long list of requirements necessary to file bankruptcy.
*Immigration law has been and still is, a major hotbed of controversy. The 2020 election will more than likely maintain, if not increase, this important and controversial area of law’s visibility nationally and in California.
*Indian or Tribal law is always relevant in the Coachella Valley. It is important for residents to know their rights and obligations under tribal law since tribal reservations can be found in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Indio.
*Intellectual Property law is relevant and important as technology evolves more rapidly than ever. This area of law protects and fosters the innovation and development of progressive ideas.
Of course, like traditional law schools, CDTA’s curriculum is also designed to teach students the substantive law of core subject areas. Unlike traditional law schools, CDTA emphasizes training and developing students to be capable and competent advocates in any courtroom. CDTA provides students with instruction on legal writing, drafting contracts, and trial advocacy to train and develop them to be true attorney-advocates. CDTA provides students with instruction that will be more than useful when practicing law in Riverside County and surrounding areas.
The California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) is a 21st Century law school that moves students toward a successful legal career on the first day of class. We train and prepare students to develop the necessary test-taking skills for successfully passing any, not just the California, bar exam. CDTA is tailored to meet the needs of working people. We believe that practical experience in tandem with legal knowledge is the best road to a successful, rewarding, and prosperous legal career. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.