LAWS 130 - Intro Legal Studies
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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