Law/BTS (LAWPT)

Courses

LAWPT-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-191 WORKSHOP IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-192 SPECIAL TOPIC IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-194 INTERNSHIP IN LAW 1.00-12.00 Credits

LAWPT-194A INTERNSHIP IN LAW I 6.00 Credits

Internship in Law.

LAWPT-194B INTERNSHIP IN LAW II 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 194A as a 100-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-194C INTERNSHIP IN LAW III 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 194B as an intermediate 100-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-194D INTERNSHIP IN LAW IV 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 194C as an intermediate to advanced 100-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-219 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY 3.00 Credits

Looks at multiple areas of law and the legal terminology relevant to each area.

LAWPT-221 LEGAL TRANSCRIPTION 1.00-3.00 Credits

Instruction and intensive practice in transcription procedures. Students will produce mailable legal documents and correspondence from voice transcribers. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

LAWPT-223 LEGAL SUPPORT FUNDAMENTALS AND ETHICS 3.00 Credits

A survey of the history, description, and role of legal assistants and paralegals and the professional rules of conduct that govern their work with lawyers.

LAWPT-224 INTRODUCTION TO LAW 3.00 Credits

An introduction to the American legal system and the role the law plays in society. Course will focus on the following areas: Foundation of American Law, Dimensions of Public Law, and Dimensions of Private Law.

LAWPT-230 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I 3.00 Credits

Students will learn to identify, locate, and properly cite primary and secondary authority. The course will examine both on-line sources and sources available in a law library. Recommended pre-requisite: ENGL 101 or GNBPT 122 or permission of instructor.

LAWPT-233 BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PROCEDURES 3.00 Credits

Study of Bankruptcy Act relating to filing and completion of bankruptcy and wage earner proceedings.

LAWPT-253 LEGAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE 1.00-6.00 Credits

Field experience in a local law-related office providing supervised training in legal tasks.

LAWPT-265 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00 Credits

Course includes an introduction to the American legal system and contract, consumer, personal, criminal, real and personal property law, torts, the court system, and contemporary legal problems in the business environment.

LAWPT-274 LEGAL PROCEDURES 3.00 Credits

Develop technical skills required for working in the legal profession. Instruction includes legal terminology, document format and preparation in various areas of law, and procedures that are specific to a legal office or practice. Pre-requisite: OFFPT 233.

LAWPT-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-291 WORKSHOP IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-294 INTERNSHIP IN LAW 1.00-12.00 Credits

LAWPT-294A INTERNSHIP IN LAW I 6.00 Credits

Internship in Law.

LAWPT-294B INTERNSHIP IN LAW II 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 294A as a 200-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-294C INTERNSHIP IN LAW III 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 294B as an intermediate 200-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-294D INTERNSHIP IN LAW IV 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 294C as an intermediate to advanced 200-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-321 REAL ESTATE LAW AND PROCEDURES 3.00 Credits

The principles and theories of the law of real estate will be studied. In addition, the students will have a "hands-on" opportunity to study the procedures and documents necessary to apply such theory to assist a lawyer practicing in the field of Real Estate. Pre-requisite: LAWPT 230 or permission of instructor.

LAWPT-322 PARALEGAL PROCEDURES FOR CRIMINAL LAW 3.00 Credits

Students will study the principles of criminal law, criminal procedures, the criminal justice system, and the US Constitution and how they relate to one another. Also, students will gain an understanding of the importance in representing and/or prosecuting the criminal client.

LAWPT-323 CIVIL LITIGATION 3.00 Credits

In-depth study of the first phases of the civil litigation process from the legal system through filing a civil lawsuit and conducting investigations. Overviews of trial and post-trial procedures are also provided. Throughout the course the students will build proficiency in the specific competencies required of them as a member of the legal team.

LAWPT-324 ADVANCED CIVIL LITIGATION 3.00 Credits

The course continues the students' in-depth education in the civil litigation process from motions practice through post-trial procedure. Throughout the course the students will build proficiency in the specific competencies required of them as a member of the legal team.

LAWPT-331 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II 3.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 230 with an emphasis in legal writing. Pre-requisite: LAWPT 230 or permission of instructor.

LAWPT-332 WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES 3.00 Credits

Designed to give students an overview of the theory and principles in this area of the law. The course will look at the requirements and formalities of drafting and executing wills and trusts and will provide students with an understanding of the probate process.

LAWPT-341 BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 2.00 Credits

Study of the substantive and procedural law surrounding the five major business structures: sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Emphasis is placed on organizational structure and the manner in which business organizations are formed, operated, maintained, and dissolved. Pre-requisite: LAWPT 230 or permission of instructor.

LAWPT-342 FAMILY LAW 3.00 Credits

This course examines the area of family law, including divorce, separation, custody, adoption, guardianship, and court procedures. In addition, students will prepare a variety of legal documents necessary in working with a family law attorney.

LAWPT-345 TORT LAW 3.00 Credits

Introduces students to the law of torts. This area of the law is concerned with an individual's rights with regard to civil wrongs. Pre-requisite: ENGL 101 or GNBPT 122 or permission of instructor.

LAWPT-365 BUSINESS LAW II 3.00 Credits

Course includes an introduction to the American legal system and contract, consumer, personal, criminal, real and personal property law, torts, the court system, and contemporary legal problems in the business environment. Students enrolled in this course will be required to complete more complex topic exercises in addition to a final research project.

LAWPT-367 INTERNSHIP IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

Field experience working as a paralegal in local law offices or other law-related environment. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor.

LAWPT-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-391 WORKSHOP IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-394 INTERNSHIP IN LAW 1.00-12.00 Credits

LAWPT-394A INTERNSHIP IN LAW I 6.00 Credits

Internship in Law.

LAWPT-394B INTERNSHIP IN LAW II 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 394A as a 300-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-394C INTERNSHIP IN LAW III 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 394B as an intermediate 300-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-394D INTERNSHIP IN LAW IV 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 394C as an intermediate to advanced 300-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-491 WORKSHOP IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW 1.00-6.00 Credits

LAWPT-494 INTERNSHIP IN LAW 1.00-12.00 Credits

LAWPT-494A INTERNSHIP IN LAW I 6.00 Credits

Internship in Law.

LAWPT-494B INTERNSHIP IN LAW II 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 494A as a 400-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-494C INTERNSHIP IN LAW III 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 494B as an intermediate 400-level internship in Law.

LAWPT-494D INTERNSHIP IN LAW IV 6.00 Credits

Continuation of LAWPT 494C as an intermediate to advanced 400-level internship in Law.