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LGLA  1303  Legal Research

Presents legal research techniques emphasizing the paralegal's role.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1305  Legal Writing

Fundamentals of legal writing techniques including case and fact analysis, citation formats, and legal writing styles emphasizing the paralegal's role in legal writing.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1307  Introduction to Law and the Legal Professions

Overview of the law and the legal professions including legal concepts, systems, and terminology; substantive areas of law and the federal and state judicial systems; ethical obligations and regulations; professional trends and issues with emphasis on the paralegal's role.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1323  Employment Law

Presents the fundamental concepts of employment law, including employment contracts, at-will employment, governmental regulations, and discrimination issues, emphasizing the paralegal’s role in employment law. Prerequisite: LGLA 1307 or consent of Associate Dean. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

LGLA  1343  Bankruptcy

Fundamental concepts of bankruptcy law and procedure are presented including individual and business liquidation and reorganization with emphasis on the paralegal's role.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1344  Texas Civil Litigation

Fundamental concepts and procedures of Texas civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation emphasizing the paralegal's role in the Texas civil litigation process. Prerequisites: LGLA 1303, LGLA 1345, and LGLA 2303, or consent of Associate Dean. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

LGLA  1345  Civil Litigation

Presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation and emphasizes paralegal's role in civil litigation.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1351  Contracts

Presents fundamental concepts of contract law including formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code with emphasis on the paralegal's role in contract law.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1353  Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration

Fundamental concepts of the law of wills, trusts, and probate administration emphasizing the paralegal's role.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

LGLA  1355  Family Law

Fundamental concepts of family law including formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, marital property, and the parent-child relationship with emphasis on the paralegal's role in family law.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1370  Introduction to Legal Conventions

Conventions of legal communication, including grammatical conventions, diction, style, legal citation form, proofreading skills, and editing skills, with emphasis on the paralegal's role.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  1380  Cooperative Education – Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Contact the Associate Dean / Director of the program for further information. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

LGLA  2303  Torts and Personal Injury Law

Fundamental concepts of tort and personal injury law including intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability are presented with emphasis on the paralegal's role in tort and personal injury law.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2307  Law Office Management

Fundamental principles and structure of management, administration, and substantive systems in the law office including law practice technology as applied to paralegals.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2309  Real Property

Presents fundamental concepts of real property law including the nature of real property, rights and duties of ownership, land use, voluntary and involuntary conveyances, and the recording of and searching for real estate documents emphasizing the paralegal's role in real property law.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2311  Business Organizations

Basic concepts of business organizations including law of agency, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other emerging business entities with emphasis on the paralegal's role.  Prerequisite: LGLA 1307 or LGLA 2333 or consent of Associate Dean.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2313  Criminal Law and Procedure

Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2323  Intellectual Property

Presents the fundamentals of intellectual property law, including creation, procurement, preparation, and filing documents related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and the processes of intellectual property litigation.  Emphasizes the paralegal's role in intellectual property law.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2333  Advanced Legal Document Preparation

Use of office technology skills in preparation of legal documents by paralegals based on hypothetical situations drawn from various areas of law.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

LGLA  2339  Certified Paralegal Exam Review

A review of the mandatory and optional topics covered in the Certified Paralegal Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. Prerequisites: LGLA 1305 and LGLA 1345, or consent of Associate Dean. 3 credit hours. (W)

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