The Law Department

Course Descriptions


       
LAW 001
BUSINESS LAW I
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: none
Same as Business 5.
Lecture 3 hours.
Business Law I is a study of the fundamental principles of law as they apply in the business world. The course examines legal rights and remedies, business torts and crimes, contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments.
 
LAW 002
BUSINESS LAW II
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: none
Same as Business 6.
Lecture 3 hours.
Business Law II is a study of the fundamental principles of law as they apply in the business world. The course examines bailment, principles of agency, including rights and liabilities of agent, principle and third parties, partnerships, corporations, stockholders, negotiable instruments and securities.
 
LAW 010
INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ASSISTING I
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 10 is an introductory course which formalizes the career of the legal assistant. It is an introduction to law, social forces and the law, a comparison of the role of the lawyer and the legal assistant, and an introduction to legal terminology and bibliography, preparing a litigation project.
 
LAW 011
CIVIL LITIGATION
(CSU) 3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 11 is a continuation of Law 10 with a comprehensive study of the composition, location, and jurisdiction of all courts: a study of the production and administration within the judicial structure, a detailed examination of legal research of case law, statutes, and administrative regulations, and an introduction to legal drafting and writing.
LAW 012
TORT LAW AND CLAIMS INVESTIGATION
3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 12 is a study of the fundamental principles of law of torts, including insurance law, and an examination of the techniques of investigation involved in the handling of tort and insurance claims.
LAW 013
WILLS, TRUST, AND PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 13 is a study of the fundamental principles of the law of wills, and trusts, including simple will and trust forms; an examination of the organization and jurisdiction of a California Probate Court; and the administration of estates in California Probate Courts.
LAW 016
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE
3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 16 is a study of the rules of civil and criminal evidence and the admissibility of such evidence in court, as well as deposition comprehension and use in court, and interrogatory summarizing and use in court.
 
LAW 017
LEGAL WRITING
(CSU) 3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
This course consists of advanced legal drafting and writing, including research and special projects.
 
LAW 018
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LAW
3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 18 is a study of family law, with emphasis on dissolution of marriage and the California community property laws, restraining orders and domestic disputes.
 
LAW 019
PROPERTY AND CREDITOR RIGHTS
3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 19 is a study of the law of personal property and real property including community property, joint tenancy, leases, deeds, contracts, escrows, deeds of trust, a study of the system of recording and search of public documents, a study of bankruptcy laws and forms.
 
LAW 020
BASIC PROBATE PROCEDURES
3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 20 is a study of the fundamental principles and methods of fact gathering, office proce-dures, and required court work involved in the handling of probates of both testate and intestate decedents, as well as the administration of estates in California Probate Courts.
LAW 034
LEGAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
3 UNITS    
Prerequisite: none
Lecture 2 hours Lab 1 hour.
This course is the study of legal research. The student learns how to do legal research in a law library and online, along with how to report the results of the legal research.
 updated: 9/01/06
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