Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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LA 300    Introduction to Law and the American Legal System    3 Units

Same As: None.
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory course to the American legal system, its history and function. It provides an overview of several important areas of law such as torts and crimes and the legal assistant's role in the system.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10294 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10294 Textbook
Online & In-class
This section meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
1.7 TBA online hours per week required

W         07:00PM-08:30PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  10296 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10296 Textbook
Online & In-class
This section meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
1.5 TBA online hrs per week required

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          14248 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 22    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LA 312    Torts and Personal Injury    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of substantive tort law as it applies to personal injury (PI) cases. It introduces tort concepts, such as negligence, intent, and strict liability, including the elements required to prove liability and defenses available to litigants. This course covers pretrial procedures, such as discovery, settlement offers, and witness and trial preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10298 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, DL2, etc) is required in this section.

M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Abbott             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  10300 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, DL2, etc) is required in this section.


LA 320    Legal Research    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to familiarize the legal assistant with the basic tools of legal research in both federal and California law, with emphasis on California materials. Location and use of primary and secondary sources are studied. The elements of a court decision and how to brief a case are presented.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  10302 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          14676 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 22    12:01AM-11:59PM
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LA 330    Family Law and Procedure    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: LA 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to familiarize the legal assistant with California Family Law relating to dissolution procedures, property issues and non-marital relationships. Legal procedures, preparation of necessary forms and their significance will be emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  28546 
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LA 350    Law Office Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the legal assistant's role in law office management. Law office accounting, time and records management and communication skills are examined. Legal ethics, career development and coping with stress are also discussed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Johanson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  13196 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.


LA 362    Estate Planning and Probate Procedure    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 and 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to estate planning and the manner in which property may be held and ways it can be transferred. Testate and intestate probate procedures will also be included.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Beezley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  30100 
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LA 364    Landlord Tenant Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the most common types of landlord-tenant disputes. Litigation and non-litigation matters covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Goldberg           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  28547 
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Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011