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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Legal Studies

  
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    LS 1010 - Introduction to Law

    Credits: 3
    Introductory course into the study of law and the legal system. Students will be introduced to legal vocabulary terms, critical thinking, and legal reasoning and analysis. Course will also overview most substantive areas of law. Requires a “B-” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: All


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    LS 1020 - Introduction to Civil Litigation

    Credits: 3
    This course overviews the federal and state civil court systems. Students will examine civil procedural rules and stages of litigation. The role of the paralegal will be examined at each stage of the litigation process. Requires a grade of “C” or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: All


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    LS 1030 - Paralegal Procedures

    Credits: 3
    Course covers principles and practice of legal interviewing and fact investigation. Students practice initial client interviews, field investigation, follow up interviews, office skills and develop effective human relations and communication skills. Requires a “B- ” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: All


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    LS 1040 - Introduction to Legal Research and Writing

    Credits: 3
    Students learn and apply basic research principles to fact situations encountered in a law office. Students will gain familiarity with research tools and methodologies including preparing simple office memoranda and citation style. Requires a “B-” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010  or ENGL 2010  or ENGL 2100  or equivalent
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 1060 - Computer Essentials for Paralegals

    Credits: 3
    This class introduces students to computer programs and databases involved in litigation and case management. The latest in technology for the legal community will be explored.

    Prerequisite: CSIS 1020  or Challenge Exam
    Semester: Spring


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    LS 1070 - Criminal Law and Procedure

    Credits: 3
    Overview of criminal law and criminal procedure topics such as elements of crime, mental states, defenses to crimes, constitutional and statutory limitations on prosecutions, the trial process, sentencing and appellate issues. Requires “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: All


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    LS 1500 - Contracts

    Credits: 3
    Class examines the elements of basic contracts. It covers sales of goods, sales discharge and damages as well as the Uniform Commercial Code. Students will analyze various types of contracts and learn to draft a simple contract. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 1510 - Bankruptcy and Collections

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the collection of debts and the discharge of certain financial obligations in bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, 11 and 13 filings. It includes basic collections, bankruptcy law, pleadings and schedules. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Fall


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    LS 1520 - Wills, Probate and Estates

    Credits: 3
    Course covers preparation of wills, disposition of property other than by will, probate administration and estate litigation. Estate planning and functions of paralegals in this legal area discussed. Requires a “C” grade of higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Spring


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    LS 1530 - Environmental Law

    Credits: 3
    Students will study the legal aspects of environmental law: issues such as EPA regulations, endangered species, mining, oil and gas leases, clean air and water. Requires a “C” grade of higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Fall


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    LS 1540 - Immigration Law and Procedure

    Credits: 3
    Overview of immigration law and procedures. Will focus on practical skills, relevant legal terms, unique immigration court structure, eligibility requirements for citizenship and how to assist in the preparation of required immigration documents. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Spring


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    LS 1550 - Family Law

    Credits: 3
    The class focuses on Utah statutes and case law governing relationships between husband & wife and their relationship with their offspring. Also basic elements of marriage, divorce, alimony, property distribution and child custody. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 1560 - Constitutional Law

    Credits: 3
    Course exposes students to the history and substance of the Constitution & the Bill of Rights. Students will discover the role of the Constitution in our legal system and government. The role of the state constitution will be reviewed. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 1570 - Torts

    Credits: 3
    This is an overview of tort law. Specific skills will be developed in research analysis, drafting and investigation. The course includes negligence, wrongful death, products liability and medical malpractice. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Semester: Spring


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    LS 1580 - Hollywood and the Law

    Credits: 3
    Course designed as an enjoyable examination of principles of law as portrayed by Hollywood. Students will study and discuss movies about issues of procedures & constitutional significance. Course designed for the short summer session. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: Varies, contact department
    Semester: Summer


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    LS 1590 - Business Organizations

    Credits: 3
    Course provides an overview of the various types of Legal Entities created in the business world and examines the legal privileges, liablities and responsiblities of individuals involved in these organizations. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal Program.

    Semester: Fall


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    LS 2000 - Legal Studies CO-OP

    Credits: 1-6
    Students participate in supervised work experience in a business, industrial or government environment related to paralegals. Credit awarded for successful completion of specific learning objectives that provide new learning on the job. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: All


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    LS 2010 - Paralegal Practicum

    Credits: 3
    This Course is an altenaitve to LS 2000 - Paralegal CO-OP for students whose schedules do not permit outside work. Students complete legal and research assignments and projects based on hypothetical cases. Students will experience legal work both as individuals and members of a team. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: Fall


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    LS 2040 - Legal Research and Writing II

    Credits: 3
    Continues and builds on the study of research skills begun in LS 1040. Emphasizes legal writing aspect of research and writing: appropriate formats, styles and analysis. Requires a B- grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: LS 1040  w/B- grade or better
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 2050 - Legal Environment of Business

    Credits: 3
    Principles of business law, including torts, contracts, agency and commercial law. Business forms including sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations are explored along with common legal problems encountered in business. This course is cross-listed with MGT 2050.

    Recommended Prerequisite: BUS 1050  
    Semester: All


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    LS 2070 - Evidence

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the Utah Rules of Evidence. Students will also apprehend differences in the Federal Rules. The course demonstrates the applicability of the rules as they pertain to the in-court admission of evidence and testimony. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: LS 1070  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 2080 - Ethics

    Credits: 3
    Course explores the ethical standards of attorneys and paralegals. Topics include the unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality and professionalism. The disciplinary process is also discussed. Student must have completed 12 hours of LS courses before taking LS 2080. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: LS 2040  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    LS 2100 - Certification Preparation for Paralegals

    Credits: 3
    Students taking this course will review materials from the various topic areas included on the national certification exam offered by a national paralegal professional organization.

    Semester: Spring


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    LS 2990 - Special Studies

    Credits: 1-3
    Course focus is on special projects and/or current topics arranged as needed. Course offers students actual Legal Studies experience in variety of topics available with assistance from instructors specializing in subject area presented. Requires a “C” grade or higher to progress in the Paralegal program.

    Prerequisite: Variable, contact department


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