This course describes the history and the development of the Private Service industry within the United States as well as the need for private security as an augmentation to the official police. The student will demonstrate a practical working knowledge of the functions and techniques of being a Private Security Officer.
This course will examine the historical development and present philosophies in the handling of those who fall outside accepted norms of behavior. The methods that societies deal with unacceptable behavior, from tribalism to the emergence of imprisonment as a form of punishment will also be considered.
This is an introductory class to state and federal systems with emphasis on California court structure. This will include a survey of legal terminology and the use of fact pattern analysis, case analysis and legal reasoning. This course will also include a detailed discussion of ethical responsibilities.
This course will include a detailed discussion of patents, trademarks, and copyright law. Students will be exposed to the underlying law as well as the process necessary to register and protect intellectual property. Emphasis will be placed on the process and practical application.
This course covers the laws of the employment relationship including what constitutes an employee, termination, benefits, employee rights, and privacy issues. Discrimination in hiring and employment will also be covered as well as a detailed discussion of California’s Workers’ Compensation system. This course also covers the U.S. Immigration System, particularly the procedures and requirements for obtaining various visas and acquiring citizenship through marriage and by other means and grounds for inadmissibility.
This course will be a continuation of Legal Research and Writing I in which students will expand their research to include administrative materials, legislative history, and other similar sources. Emphasis will also be placed on more advanced analysis and legal reasoning. The course will culminate in a research paper and writing project.
This course also covers demands and responses to Request for Production of Documents, Interrogatories and other Family Law production demands; Motions to Set Aside Defaults; and other Family Law Motions.
This course continues with an in-depth discussion of California Civil Litigation. This course will also cover pre-trial and post-trial motions, attachment and injunctive relief. Students will be able to create a “Trial Notebook”, in order to properly prepare for and assist in the conduct of court and jury trials. Students will understand the use and methods used to close and store client files.
A detailed discussion of both civil and criminal law and motion practice. The course will also include jury selection, preparation of opening statements, evidence, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments.
This course is the study of the laws of testamentary distribution, intestate succession, and the probate process. Emphasis will be placed on the drafting of testamentary documents, including wills, trusts, living wills, power of attorney physician directives and pre-death transfers. The course will also include the probate process, estate administration and federal and state tax concerns.