LGLA
PARALEGAL
LGLA-1301  Legal Research and Writing
This course provides a working knowledge of fundamentals of effective legal research and writing. Topics include law library techniques, computer assisted legal research, briefs, and legal memoranda.
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 2 section(s)
LGLA-1311  Introduction to Law
This course provides an overview of the law and the legal system. Topics include legal concepts, procedures, terminology and current issues in law.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-1323  Employment Law
Presents the fundamental concepts of employmentlaw, including employment contracts, at-willemployment, governmental regulations, anddiscrimination issues, emphasizing theparalegal's role in employment law.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-1342  Federal Civil Litigation
This course presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Federal Civil Litigaion covers litigation from the pre-trial state to the post-trial phase. Federal law will be emphasized in this course.
LGLA-1343  Bankruptcy
This course presents fundamental concepts of bankruptcy law and procedure with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Topics include individual and business liquidation and reorganization.
LGLA-1344  Texas Civil Litigation
This course presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Texas Civil Litigation covers litigation from the pre-trial state to the post-trial phase. State law will be emphasized in this course. Federal Civil Litigation does not need to be taken in advance.
LGLA-1345  Civil Litigation
This course presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation and emphasizes the paralegal's role in the civil litigation process.
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 2 section(s)
LGLA-1351  Contract Law
This course presents fundamental concepts of contract law with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Topics include formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code. The student will learn to define and properly use contract law terminology; locate, describe and analyze sources of law relating to contract law; understand the ethical obligations of the paralegal and draft documents commonly used in contract law.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-1353  Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
This course presents fundamental concepts of the law of wills, trusts, and probate administration with emphasis on the paralegal's role.
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 2 section(s)
LGLA-1355  Family Law
This course presents fundamental concepts of family law with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Topics include formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, marital property, and the parent-child relationship.
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
LGLA-1359  Immigration Law
This course presents fundamental concepts of immigration law with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Topics include substantive and procedural law related to immigration history, removal proceedings, naturalization and citizenship.
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-1380  Cooperative Education (Internship) - Paralegal
The objective of the cooperative education course is to combine the student's classroom learning with work experience. Students must contact the department chair well in advance of taking this course, to arrange a co-op (internship) site. Students should be aware that a co-op (internship) is typically an unpaid experience.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-2303  Torts and Personal Injury Law
This course presents fundamental concepts of tort law with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Topics include intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 2 section(s)
LGLA-2305  Interviewing and Investigating
This course presents techniques used to locate, gather, document and manage case information. The emphasis is on developing the paralegal's interviewing and investigative skills as well as ethical considerations related to the paralegal's role.
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-2311  Business Organizations
This course presents basic concepts of business organizations with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Topics include law of agency, sole proprietorships, forms of partnerships, corporations and other emerging business entities. The student will learn terminology related to business organizations, the formation and termination of businesses and how to draft documents related to business entities.
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-2313  Criminal Law and Procedure
This course introduces the criminal justice system including procedures from arrest to final disposition, principles of federal and state law, and the preparation of pleadings and motions.
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
LGLA-2323  Intellectual Property
This course presents the fundamentals of intellectual property law, including creation, procurement, preparation, and filing documents related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and processes of intellectual property litigation with emphasis on the paralegal's role.
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
LGLA-2381  Cooperative Education (Internship) - Paralegal
The objective of the cooperative education course is to combine the student's classroom learning with work experience. Students must contact the department chair well in advance of taking this course, to arrange a co-op (internship) site. Students should be aware that a co-op (internship) is typically an unpaid experience.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)