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Courses Offered

LEGL 240 Introduction to Law (3 units)

Overview of the U.S. legal system. Fundamental principles and topics in civil and criminal law and an introduction to critical legal analysis.

LEGL 245 Paralegal Profession I (3 units)

An overview of the paralegal profession: roles and responsibilities in the modern law office, preparing for a legal career, job skills, and professional ethics.

LEGL 247 Paralegal Profession II (3 units)

Capstone course. Provides opportunities for students to integrate paralegal knowledge and skills and complete a portfolio of professional documents.

LEGL 250 Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I (3 units)

Introduction to basic techniques of legal research, writing, and analysis—essential tools of the legal profession. Students will research legal issues, frame legal arguments, and analyze legal problems.

LEGL 252 Civil Litigation I (3 units)

An introduction to civil litigation, with a specific focus on the initial phases of the lawsuit and pleadings. Students will study and practice key litigation such as interviewing clients, conducting investigations, and drafting pleadings.

LEGL 260 Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis II (3 units)

This course provides advanced instruction in legal research, writing, and analysis. Students will research legal issues, analyze legal arguments, and draft legal memos.

LEGL 275 Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (3 units)

Focus on the Constitution as the basis for individual civil liberties in the United States. Students will investigate legal controversies related to current and past struggles for equal rights and justice.

LEGL 290 Community Legal Services Clinic (3 units)

Builds legal skills and knowledge via an innovative combination of classroom instruction and meaningful community service. Under the close supervision of a licensed attorney, paralegal students will work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to address legal problems while serving our community.

LEGL 304 Concepts of Criminal Law (3 units)

Historical development and philosophy of criminal law and constitutional provisions. Special emphasis on legal definitions, the classifications of crime and their application to the administration of justice system. Study of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force. Also listed as ADMJ 104.

LEGL 306 Legal Aspects of Evidence (3 units)

Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions and interpreting individual rights and case studies. Also listed as ADMJ 106.

LEGL 320 Criminal Investigation (3 units)

A course designed for introductory and in-service Administration of Justice and Paralegal students to provide orientation to general and specific aspects of crimes and detection. The course also covers crime scene searches and suspect apprehension. Also listed as ADMJ 120.

LEGL 354 Civil Litigation II (3 units)

Key topics in civil litigation, with a specific focus on discovery, trial, and appeals. Students will learn litigation skills, such as conducting discovery, filing motions, and providing litigation support.

LEGL 430 Law Office Technology (3 units)

Hands-on instruction in technologies designed for use by legal professionals. Special emphasis is given to relevant technological skills for paralegals and legal support staff.

LEGL 670 Paralegal Internship (3 units)

Exploration of legal work through internships at public and private legal organizations. Students will intern a minimum of 225 hours in one semester to complete the course. Student Interns are responsible for securing their own internship.

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