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Law 10

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LAW 10 - Intro to Legal Assisting I

COURSE SYLLABUS   


Student Responsibility: Our online law program requires a comprehensive and complete understanding of a number of details, procedures and information. Students are assumed to have carefully read all of our procedures and policies located at our "Welcome Message" at http://welcome.pbwiki.com - which is a comprehesive collection of materials for our program. Students are held fully responsible for information contained at this central location. Students must login to their online class and post their introduction and first set of assignments within a week from the start of the semester or session or they may be excluded and dropped from class, and not permitted to enter the moodle classroom.


Course Assignments:  The assignments for each class and the due dates are located at duedates for each class. If there is a "conflict" between the due dates and the moodle class assignments, quizzes, forums, text and materials, the  moodle materials will "over rule" if there are differences with the duedates.

 

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

see information on your instructor including website, office hours, phone no. etc. http://lamission.edu/law/lawfaculty.htm


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Catalog: CSU 3 units. Law 10 is an introductory course which formalizes the career of the legal assistant. It is an introduction into the law, social forces and the law, a comparison of the role of the lawyer and the legal assistant, and an introduction to legal terminology, legal research and writing.

 

Law 10 introduces the student to the law, in general. It is the first, and introductory class to the world of law, and the paralegal program. The student will receive a general overview of law, the court system, and court procedures, cases, codes, litigation and the like.

 

The student will learn how to read and brief law cases, the court rules, how to locate California and Federal Codes, how to use the internet to do legal research, how to do a simple pleading, how to locate and use law on the internet, how to use search engines, and the student will learn how to use the paralegal webpage to locate other areas of the law.

                                                  

COURSE TEXT    

West's Business Law by Clarkson, Miller, Jentz, and Cross - 11th edition - see http://lamission.edu/law/textbooks - you can obtain the book from our College Bookstore or online.

                                       

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

 

1. demonstrate their knowledge in the substantive law and procedures, of introduction to law, including courts and alternative dispute resolution, court procedures, Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business, Intentional Torts, Negligence and Strict Liability, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes, Administrative Law, International Law, Legal Ethics, drafting of a motion to suppress evidence

 

2. "think critically" in law, and in the area of introduction to law

 

3. brief a law case in one of the areas of the introduction to law

 

4.  prepare certain legal documents, forms or papers in the area of Intro to Law 

                       

GRADING & EVALUATION

The class will be composed of quizzes, postings to an "electronic bulletin board" - threaded discussions, and written projects.The student should work off of the duedates for each class". The deadlines are clearly posted on the schedule. Quizzes will be posted and students are expected to fill in their answers to the multiple choice questions during a deadline period. After the time period has expired, the quiz link will no longer be available, and the student will NOT be allowed to take the quiz (certain exceptions might be made if the student emails his/her online instructor regarding exceptional family circumstances or situtations - not just "not enough time", or "late", and the instructor will decide and determine each request on the facts of the circumstances).


The "letter grade" scale is as follows.

A =  90-100 percent of total points

B =  80-89

C =  70-79

D =  60-69

F =  Below 60


Grade Distribution

Tests = 35% of your grade

Assignments = 40% of your grade

Motion to Suppress = 15% of your grade

Forum Discussions = 10% of your grade


Office Hours: see Faculty page at http://lamission.edu/law/lawfaculty.htm - Office Hours, Mon. - Friday 9-5 pm at the Office Telephone number of each Faculty member, or upon special appointment - email the faculty member for your appointment date and time.

Course Structure: This course will be offered under a course management system. For the online class and its course management system check the online portal for Mission College at http://lamission.edu/online.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: ASSIGNMENTS SUBMITTED LATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS PRIOR APPROVAL IS REQUESTED AND GRANTED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.

EXTRA CREDIT: Since the law is in constant change, along with the advent of the Internet, issues may arise that are timely and germane to our class. Therefore, opportunities may arise during the term that allow for extra credit, although no extra credit is presently offered.

INCOMPLETE: If you require a grade of "incomplete," you must advise me as soon as possible and discuss the terms of its removal.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Academic honesty is highly valued at Mission College, just as it is at all colleges and universities. A student must always submit work that represents his or her original words or ideas. If any words or ideas are used that do not represent the student's original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources. The student should also make it clear to what extent such sources were used. Words or ideas that require citations include, but are not limited to, all hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all verbal or visual communications when the content of such communications clearly originates from an identifiable source. All submissions to any public meeting or private mailbox fall within the scope of words and ideas that require citations if used by someone other than the original author.

Course Assignments: see links at duedates - http://duedates.pbwiki.com.

 

Course Evaluation:

The final grade will be determined by: averaging quizzes, discussion questions and written assignments, each assigned 100 or more points.

 

Required Resources (for internet/online work)

System requirements: IBM or compatible (486/33 CPU minimum) with Windows or Mac or compatible with 6.05 operating system or higher, 8 megs of RAM, 20 megs free hard disc space, modem with a 9600 baud rate minimum.

* This syllabus is subject to change. Please note revision dates ("updated") below. . Students are responsible for the most recent updated version of this syllabus.

 

Reasonable Accommodations:  If you are a student with a disability and require online class accommodations, please see Prof. Jordan an email to discuss arrangements.  The sooner we are aware that you are eligible for accommodations, the quicker we will be able to provide them.  If you have not done so already, you may also wish to contact the DSP&S Office in Instructional Building 1018 (phone 818/364-7732 TTD 818/364-7861). There website and resources are located at http://www.lamission.edu/dsps/

 

For students requiring accommodations, the DSP&S Office at Mission College provides special assistance in areas like: registering for courses, specialized tutoring, note-taking, mobility assistance, special instruction, testing assistance, special equipment, special materials, instructor communications, community referrals and job placement.

 

updated: 11-12-09

 

 

                           

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