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Fall 2012

Paralegal Courses:

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PLG114 - Introduction to Legal Studies
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces structure and procedures of the American federal and state judicial systems, the legislative process, legal reasoning and research, the litigation process, and several substantive areas of law. Includes the canons of legal ethics and the role and responsibilities of a paralegal.

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PLG116 - Commercial Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides in-depth analysis of contract law. Introduces Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, agency relationships, and sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: PLG 114 or consent of program director. Students cannot earn credit for both PLG116 and for either BUS205 or BUS206.

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PLG122 - Tort Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the principles of premises and personal liability, including intentional tort law, negligence law, product liability, strict liability, mass tort liability and affirmative defenses to causes of action sounding in tort liability.

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PLG125 - Civil Litigation
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines civil procedure in state and federal courts and provides indepth analysis of the litigation process emphasizing the function of the paralegal within the process. Applies the rules of civil procedure by analyzing fact patterns, drafting pleadings, and organizing information for trial preparation. Prerequisite: PLG 114 or consent of the program director

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PLG201 - Legal Research and Writing
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Uses a law library, performs legal research, analyzes legal problems, and writes a legal memorandum. Locates and uses both primary and secondary legal resources to solve legal problems and to present solutions in the appropriate legal format. Introduces use of databases and the Internet as legal research tools and resources. Prerequisite: PLG 114 and ENG102, or consent of the program director.

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PLG221 - Real Estate Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the law of real property including the common types of concurrent ownership, surveys, easements, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, real estate contracts, mortgages, deeds, title examination, title insurance, closing preparation, closing documents and leases. Prerequisite: PLG 114 or the consent of program director.

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PLG225 - Trusts and Estates
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Study the essential legal requirements of last wills and testaments, trusts and estate planning. Procedures for the probate and administration of estates will be covered in detail. Prerequisite: PLG114 or consent of program director.

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PLG227 - Debtor and Creditor Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces federal bankruptcy law and procedure. Examines the rights and obligations of debtors and creditors, and prepares petitions for both (Chapter 7) liquidation bankruptcies and (Chapter 13) consumer debt relief plans. Prerequisite: PLG 114 or consent of program director.

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PLG231 - Family Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the laws of marriage, separation, annulment, divorce, paternity and adoption, with special attention given to spousal support, property distribution, child support, child custody and visitation. Emphasizes document preparation and court procedures. Prerequisite: PLG 114 or consent of the program director.

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PLG253 - Paralegal Internship
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides opportunity to use and refine paralegal, organization and communication skills in a supervised, law-related work site. Prerequisite: An overall average of C or better in all paralegal courses and a grade of B or higher in PLG 201, and consent of the program director.

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PLG254 - Paralegal Internship
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Provided opportunity to use and refine paralegal, organization and communication skills in a supervised, law-related work site. Prerequisite: PLG 253 and the consent of the Program Director.

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PLG255 - Paralegal Internship
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provided opportunity to use and refine paralegal, organization and communication skills in a supervised, law-related work site. Prerequisite: PLG 253 and the consent of the Program Director.

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