Learning Outcomes Database
This database contains a searchable list of all law school learning outcomes that were available on law school webpages as of January 2017. We have identified those law schools with “basic” learning outcomes – those that recite the language of Standard 302 and nothing more. We also have identified those law schools with more robust learning outcomes than required by the language of Standard 302.
The following tabs categorize law school learning outcomes using the structure of Standard 302.
The first tab contains language of law school learning outcomes associated with Standard 302(a) – competency in (a) Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law.
The second tab contains language of law school learning outcomes associated with Standard 302(b) and (d) – competency in (b) Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context; and (d) Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession. This includes some “other professional skills” to the extent they are associated with communication and problem-solving, such as client interviewing, fact investigation, document drafting, negotiation, trial advocacy, etc.
The third tab contains language of law school learning outcomes associated with Standards 302(c) and (d) – competency in (c) Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system; and (d) Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession. This includes some “other professional skills” associated with professional and ethical responsibilities such as cultural competence, integrity, diligence, self-directedness, teamwork, etc.
The database contained in each of the tabs is searchable by law school(s) or by the specific learning outcome(s) identified under each tab. Thus, using this database, you may select a learning outcome to see which law schools state that specific learning outcome in their list of student learning outcomes. Each law school's link will take you directly to that school's learning outcomes web page. To the right of the law school's name is a description of where you may locate that specific learning outcome within a given law school’s learning outcomes. Alternatively, you could look for a given law school or law schools to see what their learning outcomes say generally using the master database at the bottom of each tab.
The databases contained here were last evaluated by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions in April 2017. We anticipate updating the databases on a quarterly basis. We also anticipate maintaining an archived set of learning outcomes for each law school so that one can understand changes in learning outcomes over time.