Jan 22, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAWS 130 - Introduction to Legal Studies


Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 110  or placement at ENGL 111  level.
This course evaluates the methods and processes of the judicial, administrative, and legislative branches of government; the role of the paralegal in the legal field; the present law concerned with the authorized and unauthorized practice of law; the ethical standards applicable to paralegals and attorneys and introduces the student to legal terminology. In addition, the student will learn the basic system and procedures used in the practice of law and in law offices. Students will be introduced to the federal and New York State court systems. Some of the areas of law students will be introduced to include: tort law, probate, trusts and estates, civil procedure and criminal procedure.



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