2018-19 Catalog

Legal Studies

Courses

LEGL 3330. Fundamentals of Jurisprudence. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of the dependence of the law on the political regime. Review of classical and modern conceptions with emphasis on the modern. Prerequisite: GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306.

LEGL 3331. Legal History. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the Anglo-American legal tradition. Particular attention paid to legal documents such as Magna Carta, The English Bill of Rights, and the Organic Laws of the United States, and jurists such as Blackstone, Marshall, and Holmes. Prerequisite: GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306.

LEGL 4084. Paralegal Internship. 3-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Application of legal studies education to a paralegal studies internship, which must be successfully completed before graduation. Prerequisite: LEGL 4330, LEGL 4331.

LEGL 4330. Legal Research and Writing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to legal research and writing. Emphasis on legal sources, case analysis, and legal citation. Prerequisite: LEGL 3330, LEGL 3331, POLS 3309.

LEGL 4331. Law Office Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to law office management. Emphasis on law office organization, accounting, and legal computing programs. Prerequisite: LEGL 3330, LEGL 3331, LEGL 4330.

LEGL 4385. Legal Studies Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Specialized legal studies course on topics such as natural law, legal positivism, or Roman constitutionalism. May be taken more than once as topics will vary. Prerequisite: POLS 3309, LEGL 3330 or permission of program coordinator.

LEGL 4386. Problems: Paralegal Specializations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Specialized paralegal course on topics such as probate, real estate, or litigation. Prerequisite: LEGL 4330, LEGL 4331 or permission of program coordinator.

LEGL 4390. Legal Studies Capstone Course. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Application of legal studies education to a final scholarly paper, which must be successfully defended before graduation. Senior status or permission of program coordinator. Prerequisite: LEGL 3330, LEGL 3331, POLS 3309, POLS 4301, POLS 4302.