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Our Commitment

Traditionally, law schools have done a good job of preparing students to “think like lawyers.” At Capital University Law School, we also think it’s important that our students learn to work like lawyers.

The Capital curriculum ensures students can analyze cases, spot issues, advocate positions and possess the other foundational elements of a legal education. But Capital is committed to being a leader in the design of its curriculum – to ensure our students possess the hands-on skills that will allow them to serve their clients and employers, and to achieve success faster after graduation.

That’s why we offer a diverse array of experiential learning opportunities that prepare our students for their first day as lawyers. Plus, we continue to evaluate and update our curriculum to emphasize the nine essential skills sets attorneys need to be successful: legal analysis and interpretation; problem solving; legal writing; legal research; litigation and advocacy; business and transactional skills; interpersonal skills; project management and administrative skills; and leadership skills.

Our Commitment to Free Inquiry

Capital University Law School's core values include cultivating an environment of innovative thinking. Our faculty are highly regarded experts in the legal, academic, professional and political communities. They are encouraged to engage in a diverse array of scholarly activities and to serve as subject matter experts for the media as part of Capital University's commitment to free inquiry. The opinions and views expressed by our faculty are not necessarily those of the Law School or of Capital University, but we believe intellectual discourse enhances our reputation. We also believe the free exchange of thought and opinion is best inspired and nurtured in an academic environment that embraces and celebrates diversity in ideas and background. We strive to inspire individuals to be morally reflective and civically engaged as we develop knowledgeable, independent, critical thinkers, educated for lives of leadership and service in an increasingly diverse society.

Reynaldo Anaya Valencia

Dean & Professor of Law


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