Read this to get started
Online Law Classes ( January 3rd - February 5th - accelerated
- 15 weeks of work all done in 5 weeks - on campus classes start
in the Spring Semester - February through June 2006) can be added
by using the phone (To enroll by phone: Call the STEP system
using a touch-tone telephone at the date and time of your enrollment
appointment or anytime after your appointment until one day prior
to the start of classes. System Hours: Monday through Saturday
from 8:00am to 11:00pm STEP telephone numbers: (818) 988-2222
- (213) 689-8888 - (310) 605-0505 or by adding classes through
the Student Information System at http://www.laccd.edu/student_information/sis_logon.asp?campus=d.)
Etudes Classes will not be "opened" for work until
Monday, January 2nd at 7 am. You will not be able to access your
classes to work on them before that date. Your final date to
submit work is Sunday 2-05-06. Deadlines are all at 11:30 pm
on the assigned
duedates. This allows for everyone to start and finish the
class together. In the meanwhile, familiarize yourself with the
information below, and take the orientation if you have never
done an "etudes" online class. You must stay "on
top" of these classes. You cannot submit "late
work", and missing assignments will really hurt your
grade. Read and apply information on study
All work in the class must be completed by the final date listed
in your assigned duedates (2/05/06 - Sunday). Print out the "Duedates"
for your respective class(es). Please note the date and time
each assignment is "due". It is regularly at 11:30
pm. You cannot log on at 11;29 pm and hope to "post"
your work in time, as it will time out, and not allow you to
post after 11:30 pm. So be very careful to allow enough time
to post your work before the 11:30 pm deadline.
Law 34 assignments are due on Mondays, Law 1 on Tuesdays, Law
13 on Wednesdays, Law 16 on Thursdays and Law 17 on Fridays.
This allows students enrolled in more than one class to have
work due on different days of the week. (remember 11:30 pm -no
Also please note that the last day of the semester is 2-05-06,
and your last one or two assignments will be due on Sunday 2-05-06,
and NOT your regularly scheduled day of the week, so please take
careful notice of this, and do not mistake the due dates for
your last one or two assignments.
Tutoring Program and "Meet and Confer" - In
the Fall 2005 semester, we piloted a new program - the "tutoring
program" - see program
guidelines - We now have an excellent team
of tutors who can help you with any questions you might have.
Please take advantage of contacting them. There were excellent
students, and encountered all of the same problems you will face
with our law materials. We also meet "on
the phone, once a week, with any interested students, the
tutors, and one of our law instructors. This is a chance to ask
questions "face to face", or "ear to ear".
The students who participated in the fall "Meet and Confer"
sessions found them very useful, helpful and supportive. Try
them. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
1. Take "Orientation" and learn how to use Etudes -
) - great new Orientation to etudes for new students. Read "How
to Login" to Etudes - (click
here) Read about Etudes "FAQ"- (click here. ).
Read typical day in the life of an online student (click
here). Read Information on our new "pilot project"
- Online Tutoring (click
here) if you are taking Law 1, 2, 10, 11, 18, or 19. Read
information on our "Meet and Confer" (click
here)- here is our list of tutors (click
here) - Join the List Serv so you can receive emails about
courses, jobs, program announcements (click
Check out these useful
resources to help you navigate through all of our online materials-(click here.)
read Prof J's Blogs
(recent updates about important information for students in the
paralegal program (click
here). Also read Paralegal Jobs Blog (click
here) - this will update you on getting a paralegal job once
you graduate with your certificate.
Read about legal research (click
here), also learn about citations (click
here), and how to brief law cases (click
here). Read "How to Study Law (click
here), Good Legal Writing (click
here), and Readling like a Lawyer (click
2. Read the Description about your Class -(click
here) Read the Paralegal Program Objectives (click
here). Read "How to Improve your Quiz Scores" (this
is for Quizzes in Law 1, 2, 10, and 10) (click
here), and then read our Policy on Appeals on Disputed Questions
3. Read the Syllabus for your class (click
here) - read the Due Dates for your class (click
4. Order your textbook (click
5. Read carefully our Policy on Late Assignments -(click
6. Read Grading Rubric for law classes - (click
here) . A note on grades: you can check your grades
in an etudes class by first clicking under "assignments",
and then go to the bottom and click on "my grades".
Also note that grades will be posted by your professor to show
your progress in the class. You can be dropped from the class,
without notice, if you are carrying an "F" in the class.
If you are dropped, you no longer will be able to work under
etudes. However, it is the student's responsibility to drop the
class at the college or district level. It is not the instructor's
responsibility. Some students are dropped from the etudes class,
and think that the instructor has excluded them, and then receive
an F on their transcript. If you are not going to continue in
the class, do not leave it to the instructor to exclude you.
Go to the student information
system and drop yourself. This is the only way to protect
yourself from not getting an F for failing to complete the class.
7. Lecture outlines - (click
here), powerpoint slides -(click
here), Emmanuel Summary of Law - (click
here) ** only for Law 1, 11, 12, 16, and 19
8. Bookmark Law Dictionary - (click
here) click here
9. Read Our Policy on Plagiarism -(click
here) click here, Our Program embraces "Academic Honesty
and Integrity" - (click
10. Look at Paralegal Certificate - (click
here) and also our online certificate - (click
11. Look at Mission College webpage - (click
here) and look at Students - (click
here), look at student information system - (click
12. Bookmark these pages to go to your 'etudes classrooms' -
Fall 2005 classes
13. Familiarize yourself with the Important Dates for the
College, and your classes. (click
14. Please be respectful to your instructor and other students.
Please do not abuse the etudes message system when you are using
it in the classroom. It is a privilege and not a right. Please
carefully read the Standards of Student Conduct - (click
here). Read Students Rights and Responsibilities (click
Nice having you all as students. Welcome Aboard. Work hard, and
enjoy your classes. Do not hesitate to email
your online instructor if you have any questions.
Enjoy your classes.
email Prof. J at email@example.com
or call him on his cell phone 818-415-2015 if you have
elcome to the L.A. Mission College Paralegal Studies Program.
Congratulations on making the "wise" decision to pursue
a Paralegal Certificate
through our school, and also if you have decided to just take
one of our excellent law classes.
The Paralegal Certificate Program should take you between 12-18
months. Let us know how we can help you.
First you need to "apply
for admission" to our college. Second, check
the law classes which are being offered, and course schedules.
for your classes". If you have any problems, contact
Rosalie Torres in "Admissions"
at 818-364-7612, or Prof. Jordan, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call him on his cell phone at 818-415-2015. (see "register for your classes")
Once you have registered, then you can
"Get Started". Also read "First
Day of Class". If you have not taken an online class
using the "Etudes" course management system, then take
orientation to get an idea of how to navigate around the
class, how to submit your work, assignments, documents, and quizzes.
Buy your textbooks, read "about
our students", read "Profj"s
print out your "duedates"
(these are your online assignments), read the description
of your class, your class
syllabus, our policy on "late
assignments" and "plagiarism", go to your
"etudes class", and post your introduction. You can
always email your instructor
if you have questions about your classes. Read "About
our Program", our students, history, our "accreditation
and compliance" statement,
"Why you should choose our program",
Again welcome to our Program. We are very proud of you for "accepting"
the challenges to become a Paralegal, and to become trained in
our Program. As we say at Mission, "Our Mission is Your
notes: 1. A C or higher is required in each class taken to obtain
Students cannot login
to begin their "etudes" class until a few days before
each given semester or session. (everyone starts the semester
at the same time, and completes work at the same time at the
end of the semester)
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Jordan on December 27, 2005