OADM115 Legal Terminology

Department of Business Studies: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM115 Legal Terminology
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This is an introductory course in legal terminology designed to acquaint the legal secretarial student with the law office. The major focus is on legal terminology and legal documents that are relevant to a law office.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the law and proper usage of legal terminology while learning to spell and define legal terms;
      2. use of a legal dictionary/thesaurus; and
      3. demonstrate an understanding of basic legal concepts necessary to work in a legal field.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. terms used in criminal law
    2. terms used in law of torts
    3. terms used in law of contracts
    4. terms used in law of personal property and agency
    5. terms used in practice and procedures
    6. terms used in law of wills and estates
    7. terms used in law of real property
    8. terms used in family law
    9. terms used in law of negotiable instruments
    10. terms used in business organization and bankruptcy
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.

      1. Core (if applicable
      2. This course is not included in the Core.
    3. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

      See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 3/99; Revised 1/2010