LAWS205 Paralegal Trial Procedure and Practices (Experimental)
Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS205 Paralegal Trial Procedure and Practices (Experimental)
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- IV. Prerequisites
- LAWS100 (C or better) and LAWS140 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Using a realistic case file, the student works through the intense trial advocacy process from conceptualizing the trial including strategy and tactics, preparing a trial notebook, filing pretrial motions, and performing exercises exploring procedural and evidentiary issues.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Learning Goals:Students will:
- Develop and assemble all necessary documents to prepare and complete a court room trial;
- Demonstrate the role of the paralegal in assisting an attorney or group of attorneys in the prosecution or defense of a civil action; and
- Illustrate the unique challenges that apply to the preparation of a civil trial.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
The following topics are presented:
Amending the complaint
Uses of Subpoena Duces Tecum
Pain and Suffering award
Previous Criminal Record
Settlement letter draft
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:Exams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructor's course format are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use text(s) as selected by the full-time Paralegal Area faculty and educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's course format.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Exp. offering approved 5/2014