OADM115 Legal Terminology
Department of Business Studies: Office Administration
Course Number and TitleOADM115 Legal Terminology
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionThis 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.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will
- demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the law and proper usage of legal terminology while learning to spell and define legal terms;
- use of a legal dictionary/thesaurus; and
- demonstrate an understanding of basic legal concepts necessary to work in a legal field.
- Core (if applicable) This course is not included in the Core.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- terms used in criminal law
- terms used in law of torts
- terms used in law of contracts
- terms used in law of personal property and agency
- terms used in practice and procedures
- terms used in law of wills and estates
- terms used in law of real property
- terms used in family law
- terms used in law of negotiable instruments
- terms used in business organization and bankruptcy
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
- Core (if applicable This course is not included in the Core.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 3/99; Revised 1/2010