LEGL1206 Paralegal Basic Law I

Course Description

This course presents the fundamentals of paralegal skills needed to succeed in the workplace; elements of sources of American law; the course system; introduction to tort law; products liability; consumer law; contracts; insurance law; real property; alternative dispute resolution; constitutional law; and Supreme Court opinions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of a paralegal
  • Describe the general organization of the federal and state court system
  • Comprehend the basic process and procedures of civil law
  • Examine and define statutory law, administrative law, tort law, insurance law, contract law
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of constitutional law
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of case law
  • Apply legal writing form and substance rules
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Westlaw
3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other