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BUSINESS AND LAW DEPARTMENT
Website: www.lamission.edu/law

BUSINESS LAW I
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Same as Business 5.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law I is a study of the fundamental principles of law as they apply in the business world. The course examines legal rights and remedies, business torts and crimes, contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments.


BUSINESS LAW II
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Same as Business 6.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 2 is a study of the fundamental principles of law as they apply in the business world. The course examines bailment, principles of agency, including rights and liabilities of agent, princi-pleand liabilities of agent, principle and third parties, partnerships, corporations, stockholders, negotiable instruments and securities.


INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ASSISTING I
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 10 is an introductory course which formalizes the career of the legal assistant. It is an introduction to law, social forces and the law, a comparison of the role of the lawyer and the legal assistant, and an introduction to legal terminology and bibliography, preparing a litigation project.


INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ASSISTING II
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Law 34.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 11 is a continuation of Law 10 with a comprehensive study of the composition, location, and jurisdiction of all courts: a study of the production and administration within the judicial structure, a detailed examination of legal research of case law, statutes, and administrative regulations, and an introduction to legal drafting and writing.


TORT LAW AND CLAIMS INVESTIGATION
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 12 is a study of the fundamental principles of law of torts, including insurance law, and an examination of the techniques of investigation involved in the handling of tort and insurance claims.


WILLS, TRUST, AND PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 13 is a study of the fundamental principles of the law of wills, and trusts, including simple will and trust forms; an examination of the organization and jurisdiction of a California Probate Court; and the administration of estates in California Probate Courts.


CIVIL AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 16 is a study of the rules of civil and criminal evidence and the admissibility of such evidence in court, as well as deposition comprehension and use in court, and interrogatory summarizing and use in court.


LEGAL WRITING
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
This course consists of advanced legal drafting and writing, including research and special projects.


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LAW
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 18 is a study of family law, with emphasis on dissolution of marriage and the California community property laws, restraining orders and domestic disputes.


PROPERTY AND CREDITOR RIGHTS
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 19 is a study of the law of personal property and real property including community property, joint tenancy, leases, deeds, contracts, escrows, deeds of trust, a study of the system of recording and search of public documents, a study of bankruptcy laws and forms.


BASIC PROBATE PROCEDURES
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Law 20 is a study of the fundamental principles and methods of fact gathering, office proce-dures, and required court work involved in the handling of probates of both testate and intestate decedents, as well as the administration of estates in California Probate Courts.


LEGAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None
Lecture: 3 hours
This course explores legal research. The student learns how to do legal research using primary and secondary legal resources and how to do federal and state law reporting.

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