This course involves a study of Real Estate Law. Students will be introduced to the concept of real and personal property. An in-depth consideration will be given to real property law which will include ownership of estate, fixtures, easements, adverse possession, deeds, plus a review of the typical steps in the transfer of real estate. Finally the law relating to landlord-tenant relationships and leases will be explored.
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of both substantive and procedural areas of bankruptcy law with emphasis on consumer bankruptcy law under chapter seven. It will include an introduction of the law of bankruptcy in both the consumer and business areas and provide practical instruction as to the application of bankruptcy law with the intent to providing students the opportunity to become comfortable and familiar with the actual practice of bankruptcy law. Students will be introduced to concepts such as jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court, forms of creditors, liens, security interest, automatic stay, exemptions and avoiding powers.
This course covers the law of contract formation, requirements for a valid contract, conditions, statute of fraud, third party contract, breach of contract, damages, forms of contact remedies, potential defenses and analysis of fact scenarios and case briefs.
This course covers the completion of judicial council forms attendant to dissolution, and other related family law forms. Marital status, community property, support, custody, and visitation issues are also studied. This course also covers the jurisdictional requirements for filing various family law matters; introduction to family law discovery; and pre-judgment and post-judgment family law issues.
This course is an introductory survey of the pre-litigation, litigation process, jurisdiction, venue, service process and the tools used in trial advocacy. This course will include the preparing of pleadings, discovery tools and responses, learning about the trial process and preparing opening and closing arguments.
This course covers an overview of the general organization of legal resource material, research techniques, “Shepardizing” and citation, and the preparation of legal documents.
This course will cover the study of the power of arrest, relevant federal and California constitutional provisions applicable to a criminal defendant. Students will be introduced to the structures of both the federal and state government including the court systems. Students will be introduced to various types of crimes, their element and possible defenses. Relevant pre-trial procedures will be discussed. Theories for punishing criminal law violators will be explored and case briefing and IRAC concepts will be emphasized to students.
This course is designed to teach students to write well through the use of assignments such as memoranda, briefs, correspondence and other documents used in the legal environment. Emphasis will be placed on grammar, punctuation, composition, and proper writing styles. There will also be assignments designed to build vocabulary and teach correct grammar usage and proper blue book citations.
This course focuses on teaching students legal office procedures through the use of computers in order to prepare them for a career as legal office support staff and be successfully employed in a legal office. This course will provide students with the concepts and attitudes needed to understand the legal office environment and how a legal office is operated and managed. Furthermore, this course will provides students an opportunity to identify the types of activities such as billings, calendaring, case management, drafting pleadings and correspondence that legal support personnel perform. Students will be introduced to ethical issues in the law office and be able to identify the basic elements of professionalism in the legal office.