Introduction to Law

LGST 101

Provides a fundamental understanding of the American legal system from a variety of perspectives, both civil and criminal. Students explore historical information concerning the development of the American legal system and the working structure of our government. Students examine procedural issues in the courts, specific concepts of law, e.g., contract law, property law, etc., the distinctive characteristics of criminal law and procedure, and finally, the roles of various legal professionals and the effect of legal ethics on the practice of law. Students intending to pursue advanced legal courses develop a solid foundation in the American legal system. Students of other disciplines explore the impact of the legal system on their lives and their chosen disciplines. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

  • Prerequisite(s) : ESOL 054 and ESOL 052 or ACLT 052 or ACLT 053 General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences (S), Diversity (D)
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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