Fall 2016 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 20-Dec 15
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  10103 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          11256 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 22    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 20-Dec 15
F         01:00PM-04:10PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 122    19011 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, DL2, etc) is required in this section.

Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  19012 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 20-Dec 15
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 122    12094 
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          19013 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 22    12:01AM-11:59PM
This class meets entirely online.


LA 321    Legal Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a continuation of LA 320. It includes the application of research methods to gather information which may be used in a variety of written products. Information is synthesized into various documents typically used in the law office. Documents created may include interoffice memoranda, court briefs, and letters to clients.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 122    19015 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.


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 20-Dec 15
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  20279 
Textbook


LA 342    Evidence    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: LA 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the rules of evidence in federal and state courts. Topics include Hearsay Rule, Best Evidence Rule, and organizing deposition transcripts.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Morris             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  19016 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.


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 20-Dec 15
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  11001 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this class.


LA 366    Basic Bankruptcy Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the practical aspects of representing debtors or creditors within the bankruptcy system. Topics include voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, preparation of statements, and schedules for filing.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  19017 
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 13-Dec 09
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  13109 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 13109 Textbook
The first class meeting is mandatory for ALL students.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    13108 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 13108 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          13111 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 20 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 10 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 15-Dec 08
Th        06:00PM-07:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    13113 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 13113 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          13114 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 17 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 3 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016