Spring 2012 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 14-May 16
T         03:00PM-04:15PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10139 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10139 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 107  10140 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10140 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          11710 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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 14-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11899 
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  11900 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 14-May 16
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11896 
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 112  11897 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 14-May 16
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  11898 
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          12186 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17, 2012This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LA 368    Workers' Compensation Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: LA 300 and LA 312.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the Workers' Compensation Law in California. The focus will be on the procedural aspects of handling a Workers' Compensation claim from both the applicant's side and the defense side.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  20470 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


LA 499    Experimental Offering in Legal Assisting    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Portable 609A   20471 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.
Units: 3.0
Prerequisite:LA 320 (Legal Research) and 321 (Legal Writing) with grades of "C" or better

Hours: 54 hours LEC
Advanced Legal Research and Writing: This course builds on basic research and writing skills covered in Legal Research 320 and Legal Writing 321. It focuses on refining basic legal research, analytical, and writing skills with an emphasis on researching and applying most current codes, rules, and practices pertaining to E-Discovery, Meta Data Mining and other technical issues; drafting various discovery requests/responses and discovery motions/oppositions and/or other documents filed in Law and Motion Departments.

Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Sandoval           ARC MAIN Portable 609A   20471 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.
Units: 3.0
Prerequisite:LA 320 (Legal Research) and 321 (Legal Writing) with grades of "C" or better

Hours: 54 hours LEC
Advanced Legal Research and Writing: This course builds on basic research and writing skills covered in Legal Research 320 and Legal Writing 321. It focuses on refining basic legal research, analytical, and writing skills with an emphasis on researching and applying most current codes, rules, and practices pertaining to E-Discovery, Meta Data Mining and other technical issues; drafting various discovery requests/responses and discovery motions/oppositions and/or other documents filed in Law and Motion Departments.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012