Mar 04, 2024  
Mercy College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAWS 130 - Intro Legal Studies


Credit(s): 3
3 hours lecture, 3 hours contact
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110  or ENGL 111  with a grade of D or higher

 
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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