Legal Studies (LGST)
This course builds upon litigation skills acquired in other courses by allowing students to actively participate in the preparation necessary for trial with an emphasis on complex litigation.
This hands-on course will allow students to use the skills acquired in lower division coursework to prepare and review more sophisticated and complex legal documents. Special emphasis will be placed on the process of analyzing legal documents. Students will gain additional expertise in electronic legal and factual research. The course culminates with the preparation of a research paper by the student on a topic chosen by the student and instructor. This course requires extensive out-of-class research time.
This course constitutes an independent (individual or small group) internship which will allow students to simultaneously experience the "real-world" application of law and to apply legal methodology, research, and analysis to actual law office or law-related applications. The student will prepare and submit a significant law-related paper and/or project. Requires approval of the Program Coordinator.
This course will provide an opportunity for students to review the major legal concepts taught in the Legal Studies program. It will allow students to see how these different legal practices and theories coalesce into a single legal system.