Legal

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LEGL 225 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides students with an overview of the structure and organization of law firms and function of the legal team. Emphasizes effective law office management techniques and systems, including those for billing, calendaring, case management, file and library management, technology management, attorney-client relations, and ethical concerns. [D; CSU]
LEGL 225 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88927 LEGL 225 601 05:30PM-08:20PM W 203 Herrera,Lizzette 18 11*
    08:30PM-09:20PM W 203      
HYBRID/MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
LEGL 258 LEGAL COMMUNICATIONS 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: LEGL 260 or equivalent.] Preparation of legal reports, client correspondence, motions, case briefs, legal memoranda, and oral communications utilized in a variety of legal contexts. [D; CSU]
LEGL 258 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88931 LEGL 258 60 06:30PM-09:35PM M 217 Lazarus,Larissa 18 2*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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LEGL 259 LEGAL ASSISTANT: AN INTRODUCTION 1 Unit Designed to orient students to the SWC Legal Assistant program, to provide students with information about career opportunities, and to help students gain basic knowledge about the role of the legal assistant in the legal community, legal ethics, legal terminology, the court system, basic legal research tools, and the law library. [D; CSU]
LEGL 259 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88932 LEGL 259 60 05:30PM-06:20PM TH 201 Lynch Morissette,Emily 18 13*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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LEGL 260 LEGAL RESEARCH 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: LEGL 255 and 261, or equivalent; BUS 211 or ENGL 114 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides a foundation in legal research techniques, primarily focusing on traditional text-based techniques with an introduction to online legal database and Internet research. Students will identify sources of law, discuss their interrelationships, define and find primary and secondary authority, learn how to employ finding tools to analyze information, formulate legal issues, and draw conclusions regarding the possible outcomes of legal situations. Introduction to the legal writing process. [D; CSU]
LEGL 260 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88933 LEGL 260 60 05:30PM-08:20PM W 204 Lynch Morissette,Emily 18 7*
    08:30PM-09:20PM W 204      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
LEGL 261 CIVIL LITIGATION I 3 Units Fee: $2. [Recommended Preparation: LEGL 228 or 255 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Broad overview of civil litigation including jurisdiction and venue, discovery, pretrial, trial proceedings, state and appellate court procedures, and judicial arbitration in order to train the student to prepare appropriate documentation and draft complaints, answers, and pretrial documents and settlement agreements. [D; CSU]
LEGL 261 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88934 LEGL 261 60 06:30PM-09:35PM TH 203 Santoyo,Rosario 18 16*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
LEGL 262 IMMIGRATION LAW AND PROCEDURE 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: LEGL 228 or 255 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Overview of immigration law and procedure including the Immigration Act of 1990, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Visa Bulletin, and the decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals to train the student to analyze cases for deportability, exclusion, and relief in order to prepare appropriate documentation and briefs. [D; CSU]
LEGL 262 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88935 LEGL 262 60 06:30PM-09:20PM T 217 Lynch Morissette,Emily 18 1*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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LEGL 263 FAMILY LAW 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: LEGL 228 or 255 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Designed to train paralegals and other legal personnel in the law affecting domestic relations, as well as in the preparation of documents for the court in the areas of domestic violence, marital dissolution, child custody, child and spousal support, and visitation. [D; CSU]
LEGL 263 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88936 LEGL 263 60 06:30PM-09:35PM TH 222 Arizmendi,Ruben 18 12*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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LEGL 266 MEDIATION, NEGOTIATION, AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 2 Units [Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Designed to be a practical, hands-on introduction to the practice of mediation, negotiation, and interest-based conflict resolution. Students will gain mastery in the formal mediation process and related skills in communication and negotiation, important workplace competencies. [D; CSU]
LEGL 266 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88937 LEGL 266 60 05:30PM-09:45PM T 392 Engle,Melissa 8 20*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 10/11/2014
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LEGL 290 LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I 4 Units Grade only. [Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Paralegal studies or Legal Office Professional major. Student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Application of the principles and skills learned in the Paralegal Studies or Legal Office Professional program to on-the-job work assignments. Student is required to attend a one-hour coordinating class weekly. The student's field performance will be evaluated by his/her employer and by the instructor. [D; CSU]
LEGL 290 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88939 LEGL 290 60 05:30PM-06:20PM T 229B Ybarra,Marcos 18 21*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING, DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
LEGL 291 LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II 4 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: LEGL 290 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Paralegal studies or Legal Office Professional major. Student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Application of the principles and skills learned in the Paralegal Studies or Legal Office Professional program to on-the-job work assignments. Student is required to attend a one-hour coordinating class weekly. The student's field performance will be evaluated by his/her employer and by the instructor. [D; CSU]
LEGL 291 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88940 LEGL 291 60 05:30PM-06:20PM T 229B Ybarra,Marcos 18 27*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING, DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
LEGL 292 LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III 4 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: LEGL 291 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Paralegal studies or Legal Office Professional major. Student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Application of the principles and skills learned in the Paralegal Studies or Legal Office Professional program to on-the-job work assignments. Student is required to attend a one-hour coordinating class weekly. The student's field performance will be evaluated by his/her employer and by the instructor. [D; CSU]
LEGL 292 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88941 LEGL 292 60 05:30PM-06:20PM T 229B Ybarra,Marcos 18 30*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING, DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
LEGL 293 LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV 4 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: LEGL 292 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Paralegal studies or Legal Office Professional major. Student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Application of the principles and skills learned in the Paralegal Studies or Legal Office Professional program to on-the-job work assignments. Student is required to attend a one-hour coordinating class weekly. The student's field performance will be evaluated by his/her employer and by the instructor. [D; CSU]
LEGL 293 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88942 LEGL 293 60 05:30PM-06:20PM T 229B Ybarra,Marcos 18 30*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING, DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM

Total Courses: 12 Total Sections: 12
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