LGL - LEGAL STUDIES

LGL-101 Fundamentals of Law

This course is an introduction to the principles of substantive law in the fields of contracts, legal ethics, sales, consumer remedies, torts, crimes, and secured transactions, and analyzes the court systems. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

LGL-103 Legal Search and Writing

This course is an introduction to legal practice. Topics covered include law office systems, legal research, legal forms, and briefs. Research problems and case memo term papers are assigned. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

WRT-101

LGL-104 Healthcare Ethics and Law

This is a survey course dedicated to the analysis and application of Healthcare Ethics and Law. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the legal and healthcare environment and its relationship to medical ethics. Students will examine case studies and will learn to identify and respond to legal and ethical issues. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

HSC-102

LGL-110 Legal Ethics

This is a survey course dedicated to the analysis and application of New Jersey Legal Ethics Issues. Emphasis is placed on understanding New Jersey Rules of Professional Responsibility, New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics Advisory Opinions, ABA Model Rules, Canons of Professional Ethics, and the professional and regulatory structure of the practice of law. The course will also explore the disciplinary and licensing process applicable to legal professionals. Students to identify, evaluate, and respond to legal ethical issues. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

LGL-200 Business Communication for Paralegals

This course covers the communications skills of writing, speaking, and listening, with particular applications to paralegals. Emphasis is placed on effective techniques to be used in interviews and meetings. Students learn how to prepare letters, memos, and reports. Oral presentations are included. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103

LGL-202 New Jersey and Federal Courts: Rules and Procedure

This course is a study of the Rules of Court for the New Jersey Court System as they relate to court processes and procedures including pleadings, depositions, interrogatories, summary judgment, appellate practice, and rules of evidence. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-203, LGL-220

LGL-203 Paralegalism

This course is a study of the role of a paralegal in the public sector. Topics of discussion include ethics and litigation support including methods of investigating cases and of preparing legal memoranda and other legal documents. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103

LGL-205 Mechanics of Property Transactions

This course is a study of New Jersey real estate legal practice and procedures concentrating on such topics as conveyance, forms, and the theory and practice of real estate transactions. Sample cases are used to illustrate the paralegal's role in a real property conveyance. Students examine case studies and prepare a sample problem from contract to closing. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-220, REA-101

LGL-206 Mechanics of Commercial Transactions

This course is a study of legal forms, procedure and practice for organizing a business entity, sale of a business, equipment leasing, and other commercial transactions. Students examine case studies and prepare a sample problem for sale of a business. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-220

LGL-207 Wills and Administrations

This course is a study of the New Jersey law of wills, probate, and estate administration. Topics of discussion include the preparation of wills, probate procedures, and the preparation of New Jersey Inheritance and Federal Estate Tax forms. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-220

LGL-208 Mechanics of Family Law

This course is an introduction to New Jersey family law. Topics of discussion include divorce, annulment, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, alimony, and support and visitation of children. New Jersey forms and procedures are reviewed. Students examine case studies and prepare matrimonial pleadings and pretrial memoranda. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101,LGL-103, LGL-220

LGL-209 Nonprofit Law

This course is dedicated to the analysis and application of New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Law. Emphasis is placed on understanding New Jersey Statutes Title 15A. The course explores the effective and practical use of the nonprofit corporation from formation, application in business practices to dissolution. Students learn about formation, corporate powers, specific purpose nonprofits, tax aspects, boards, officers, minutes, registered agents, meetings and dissolution of nonprofits. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS-115

LGL-210 Legal Aspects of Accounting

This course is a study of accounting concepts for the paralegal. The trust and escrow accounting reporting rules of the New Jersey Supreme Court are discussed. Hourly records, billing procedures, and accounting concepts are studied as they relate to legal situations. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-203

LGL-219 Hospitality Law

This provides industry specific legal fundamentals to students and practicing professionals in the hospitality industry. It introduces basic foundations and principles of the law affecting the hospitality industry and introduces guidelines and techniques that show managers how to manage preventively and apply a practical legal awareness to their actions. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRM-101

LGL-220 Computer Assisted Legal Research and Technology

This course introduces the student to modern technologies which allow efficient and accurate legal research. The course incorporates Westlaw, legal software, and the Internet into the legal research process and requires students to complete assigned computer research projects. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103

LGL-232 Immigration Law

This course teaches paralegals the practices and procedures in the specialty of immigration law. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-203

LGL-234 Personal Injury and Product Liability

This course teaches paralegals the practice and procedures used in the developing specializations of personal injury and product liability torts. Students will examine case studies and will prepare legal forms for sample case problems. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-203, LGL-220

LGL-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Paralegal]

This course requires part-time student employment in a law office, banking institution, court or other law-related position and aims at giving students insight into the methods and procedures used by paralegals. Job assistance is available through the Co-Op office. Lecture [2.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-202, LGL-205, LGL-208, LGL-220; and WRT-101. The student must have attained a "C" or better grade in WRT-101 and WRT-201 and all paralegal specialty courses.