Law (LAW)

LAW 100  Introduction to Law & Paralegal Studies  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to Law. This course provides an overview of the American legal system including its development, structure and history. The course will review the legal and judicial process in the United States covering the adversarial system, jurisdiction of federal and state courts, and the general process of judicial review. Explanation of different sources of law including statutes, court cases and administrative agency rules. Review of basic legal reasoning and introductory research methods.Introduction to civil law, criminal law, family law, real property law, contracts, employment, immigration, intellectual property, and other areas of law. Also included is a review of the principles of legal ethics. Review the paralegal profession and role of the paralegal in a variety of legal settings.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 45 or higher Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

LAW 205  Mock Trial Advocacy  (3.0 Units)  

This course requires students to participate in a mock trial. Students write trial briefs, create pre-trial discovery strategies, give oral arguments and examine witnesses in a simulated case.

Recommended Preparation: PAL 100

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only