Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

W07:00PM-10:05PMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410088Textbook
TBATBALECA.WilkersonARC MAIN Online 11105Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 25-Dec 20

W03:00PM-06:05PMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20420696Textbook
Th07:00PM-10:05PMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 22312724Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

T03:00PM-06:05PMLECJ.BrynelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11311750Textbook
TBATBALECJ.BrynelsonARC MAIN Online 12725Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 25-Dec 20

T07:00PM-10:05PMLECM.GableARC MAIN DaviesHall 20412726Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

M07:00PM-10:15PMLECS.BeezleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 10613367Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

T07:00PM-10:05PMLECS.GoldbergARC MAIN DaviesHall 10512948Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

W07:00PM-10:05PMLECJ.MorrisARC MAIN DaviesHall 22320303Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

M07:00PM-10:15PMLECJ.BrynelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10713442Textbook

LA 495    Independent Studies in Legal Assisting    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABA.Wilkerson TBA TBA20490Textbook

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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12469TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12469TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32612468TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12468TextbookFree Digital Book
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19212TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19212TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12470TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12470TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 18, 2018