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Course Number: PARLG 1
Law and the Legal Profession
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to basic legal concepts, structure, and procedures of the American court system: Examination of theories and sources of the law, including torts, contracts, criminal and constitutional law; emphasis on the practical role of the paralegal within the legal system.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 4
Law Office Management
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Operation and organization of a law office: Structure, procedures, systems, organizational theory, personnel administration, and law office equipment.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 6
Legal Research
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Legal research tools and materials: Law library, computerized legal research techniques, locating and utilizing source of state and federal law, public records; organization and management of law office library; preparation of legal bibliography; citation form and cite checking; preparation of legal memoranda, and other written assignments in conjunction with legal research problems.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 8
Introduction to Civil Procedure and Litigation Practice
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: California and federal rules of civil procedure, and litigation practice from the beginning of the lawsuit through the end of a lawsuit: Initial pleadings, responsive pleadings, motions, discovery requests, pretrial, trial and post-trial practice, and settlement.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 9
Introduction to Tort Law
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Analysis and examination of tort law: Negligence, intentional torts, strict liability, product liability, defamation and other torts; and analysis of the facts of a particular client’s case to determine whether they have a valid case/cause of action.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 10
Family Law
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: California family law: Dissolutions/divorces, legal separations, adoptions, paternity, termination of parental rights, spousal support, child support, child custody, and other interspousal rights and obligations.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 11
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Systematic approach to learning legal problem analysis and organization for written and oral communication: Drafting legal documents and letters, and developing listening skills and interviewing techniques.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 12
Estate Planning and Probate Procedures
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Wills, trusts, probate procedure, and estate administration: Purpose and need for a will; the distinction between wills and trusts; process and procedure of estate administration; duties of personal representative, including drafting and identifying all forms required for probate and estate administration.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 15
Criminal Law
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Analysis and examination of criminal law and criminal procedure: Elements of crimes; crimes against the person; crimes against property; crimes against the public; defenses to crimes, searches, seizures, arrests, interrogation; pretrial practice; trial; sentencing; and appeals.  1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 16
Seminar in Paralegal Studies Internship
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Parlg 1 and 6
Corequisite: Coped 474A
Recommended preparation: Parlg 8 and 11
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated one time for a maximum of 2 units.
Description: Study of the specific competencies required of the student in the Paralegal Studies Internship program: Assessment, development, practicum, and evaluation of individual skills in a paralegal setting. Course accompanies COPED 474A, Occupational Work Experience in Paralegal Studies, and provides students with the additional tools needed to have a successful and productive internship experience.   1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Paralegal Studies
Units: .5-9
Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 49
Independent Study in Paralegal Studies
Units: .5-5
Class: (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study. 1402.00
 

Course Number: PARLG 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Paralegal Studies
Units: .5-9
Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1402.00