|Code||Course Title / Description|
|LEGL100||Mock Trial 1 credit|
Mock Trial is for students interested in practicing their legal advocacy skills. Students can participate by acting as attorneys or witnesses in a hypothetical trial process. The team competes through the American Mock Trial Association and alternates yearly between civil and criminal cases. Students of all majors are welcome.
|LEGL210||Introduction to Legal Studies 3 credits|
This course is designed to present students with key legal principles and landmark cases that establish and define the legal process in communication. This course also covers the sources and systems of justice in the communication process, and provides a broad spectrum of legal information necessary for the communication professional. In addition, this course provides valuable information for anyone interested in expanding their general legal knowledge of communication.
|LEGL320||Legal Research and Writing 3 credits|
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the fundamentals of legal research and writing. Students will learn to use and locate primary and secondary authorities. The course will include a general overview of the federal and state court systems. Students will learn the elements of a court decision, how to locate cases through the use of digests, and how to brief a case. The course reviews the techniques of legal writing customarily taught in law school; citation form; cite checking; the methods of compiling legislative histories; administrative and international legal research; and the writing of letters, law office memoranda, and court briefs.
|LEGL410||Health Policy and Law 3 credits|
This course explores the legal policy and ethical issues encountered by health care professionals in the continuously evolving health care system.
|LEGL460||Legal Procedures 3 credits|
Study of the basic concepts and theories of civil law, contract law, and real estate law. This is an introductory course covering the essential aspects of these content areas.
|LEGL470||Family Law 3 credits|
Study of the basic concepts and theories of family law. This is an introductory course covering the essential aspects of family law. This course will also include basic information on wills, trust and estates as they apply to family law topics.
|LEGL480||Legal Studies Topics Course 3 credits|
Students examine a variety of special topics that emerge from the issues of the day, the expertise of the instructor, and the special interest of the students.
|LEGL495||Senior Seminar 3 credits|
A capstone course designed solely for Legal Studies majors. The use of some primary source material is required.
|LEGL499||Legal Studies Internship 3 credits|
Legal Studies related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Open only to Legal Studies majors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.