LAW 110: The Legal Environment

Class Program
Credits 3
This survey course considers the different substantive areas of the law: the history of the American legal system; a general overview of the type of law applicable to the legal assistant (corporate law, litigation, estate administration, real estate, bankruptcy, torts, contracts, family law, and the like); an introduction to basic legal principles, including the judicial system; a discussion of the court system and the role of the courts-trial and appellate; Federal and state limitations in seeking judicial relief; judicial decision-making; judicial remedies; criminal procedures and legislation; administrative and government law; the sources of the law; and an overview of the elements of a trial.