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Course Descriptions

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PLS-3310 Law Off Mgt & Comput

Introduces students to law office management, including administrative systems; the management of finances, facilities, and personnel; and general management skills. Also covers the use of personal computers in the law office, including extensive hands-on training in important software applications. Emphasis shall be on case/project scheduling, work identification and assignment, time and results estimating and reporting, user and management interaction, project management tools, project documentation, post-implementation follow-up, and other aspects associated specifically with the responsibilities of the paralegal and/or attorney in charge.

PLS-3319 Criminal Law&justice

Covers (1) substantive criminal law, including crimes against the person, crimes against property, crimes against the public, and defenses to criminal accusations; (2) the pre-trial, trial, and appellate processes in federal and Texas criminal cases; and (3) constitutional criminal procedure, including searches, seizures, arrests, and police interrogation.

PLS-3320 Legal Ethics

Prerequisite: sophomore standing. This course focuses on dynamic legal ethics within the paralegal profession. Emphasis is placed on ethical duties and responsibilities toward clients, third parties, and other legal and paralegal professions. Course open to all students regardless of major.

PLS-3322 Amer Const Law

Prerequisites: POL 2311 and 2312. The study of the U.S. Constitution, Institutional Authority, Separation of Powers and Nation-State Relations through an exploration of Supreme Court cases concerned with the relationship between the individual and the government. The cases studied are designed to explore federalism, governmental powers, substantive due process and economic liberties within the contest of Supreme Court decision-making.

PLS-3326 Fam Law & State

This course examines issues of family law in relation to state interests. It provides a historical overview of legal trends and family law consolidation through relevant case studies and landmark court opinions. Selected topics include reproductive rights and state interest, child and spousal support and marital property issues, and the substantive state laws regulating these family activities. A general knowledge of family law is helpful but not required.

PLS-4301 Real Estate Law

Real estate transactions, including interests in and acquisition and transfer of real property, real estate appraisal and financing, leases, condominiums, cooperatives, environmental and other controls on the use of real estate, and taxation of real estate.

PLS-4307 Alternative Dispute Resolution

Students in the course will study and practice methods of resolving civil disputes without litigation, including mediation and arbitration. Through the use of in-class simulations, students will learn to assess and propose relevant alternative resolution choices and settlements, maintain principles of impartiality and confidentiality, and understand the role of the paralegal and the attorney in preparation for alternative dispute resolution processes.

PLS-4321 International Law

The systematic study of the legal principles determining international order. The course emphasizes methods for settlement of disputes regarding the rights, duties, and responsibilities of sovereign states.

PLS-4324 Trial Advocacy & Prep

This is the advanced course in civil litigation and provides the student with practical and detailed information about the process of litigation. The aim of this course is to train students in skills such as interviewing, negotiating and advocacy so that they will be better able to carry out tasks which are fundamental to the delivery of a range of basic legal services.

PLS-4342 Advanced Legal Res & Writing

Prerequisites: ENG 1301 ENG 1302 LGLA 1303 LGLA 1305. This course is designed to enhance the foundation of paralegal competencies in legal research and writing as developed in the student's introductory and elective course work. Through study of advanced legal specialty subjects, students will gain additional experience and skill in critical analysis of legal issues, locating and evaluating appropriate legal authority and the application of such authority to the resolution of hypothetical factual situations. Strong emphasis will be placed on strengthening legal writing skills.

PLS-4350 Torts

PLS-4393 Internship

Prerequisites: Completion of 45 hours or dean's approval; 2.0 GPA. Graded academic experiences that provide students with an opportunity to put classroom learning into practice. Internships provide supervised work experience directly related to one's major field of study.

PLS-4394 Internship II

Prerequisites: Completion of 45 hours or dean's approval; 2.0 GPA. Graded academic experiences that provide students with an opportunity to put classroom learning into practice. Internships provide supervised work experience directly related to one's major field of study.

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