Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces 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 22-Dec 17
T         03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10112 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10112 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 113  10113 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10113 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          11356 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online.


LA 312    Torts and Personal Injury    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
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 22-Dec 17
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10114 
Textbook
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 107  12293 Textbook


LA 320    Legal Research    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  19329 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12294 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L; etc.) is required for this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          11456 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24    12:01AM-11:59PM
This class meets entirely 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 covers California Family Law relating to dissolution procedures, property issues, and non-marital relationships. Legal procedures, preparation of necessary forms and their significance are emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Beezley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  19330 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


LA 332    Administrative Law and Procedure    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers administrative law and procedure. Topics include comparison of administrative law to civil and criminal law, and administrative due process.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  20323 
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LA 334    Criminal Law and Procedure    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides background in both substantive crimes and criminal procedure. It includes a detailed study of the operation of the criminal justice system, from arrest and filing of charges through trial, conviction and appeal.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Morris             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  19331 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


LA 350    Law Office Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers aspects of the legal assistant's role in a law office. Law office technology, accounting, time and records management, and communication skills are examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  11079 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.


LA 498    Work Experience in Legal Assisting    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to legal assisting with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Legal Assisting Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of legal assisting. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer-level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         06:30PM-08:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  19198 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 19198 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    19197 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 19197 Textbook
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 19200 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 19200 Textbook
The first class meeting is mandatory for all students.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    19202 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 19202 Textbook



Schedule: Online Class
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          19203 Textbook
NOTE:This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 10th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 12th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126.
Course information will be emailed to your Los Rios Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015