Spring 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, Jan 15-May 18
T         03:00PM-04:15PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10298 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10298 Textbook
Online & In-class
This section meets both online and in the classroom. 1.8 online hrs per week required. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

W         07:00PM-08:25PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  10300 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10300 Textbook
Online & In-class
This section meets both online and in the classroom. Online hours are 50% of the total required hours. 1.7 online hrs per week required. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          13920 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    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 310    Civil Procedures and Litigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 312 or 314
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the California court system with emphasis on understanding the practical aspects of litigation and the proper procedures required by statutes and rules of court. The phases of California court procedure, including State and Federal constitutional limitations, jurisdiction, venue, pleadings, and motions are covered. The course also includes the forms by which matters are submitted to the court system from pre-litigation through appeals.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  14426 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Johanson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  14428 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


LA 314    Contract Law for Legal Assistants    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers basic contract principles, including formation, validity, defenses, rights of third parties, performance, breach, remedies, and damages.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  14418 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Abbott             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  14420 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


LA 321    Legal Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 320 and either ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  14422 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN Online          15118 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    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 340    Techniques of Interview    1 Unit

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides general background information about basic communication and relates this information to the skills used by a legal assistant in interviewing clients and witnesses.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         05:30PM-06:20PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  30031 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


LA 366    Basic Bankruptcy Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Legal Assisting 332; ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLW 320, or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course serves as a basic primer related to the practical aspects of representing debtors or creditors within the bankruptcy system.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC W.Day                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  30030 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


LA 498    Work Experience in Legal Assisting    1-4 Units

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.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b) (effective Summer 2011)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to legal assisting. 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 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. 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. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  31213 
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TBA       TBA             LAB J.Brynelson           TBA TBA                 31213 Textbook

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011