LAW 102 Introduction to Legal Studies

3 credits

Provides an overview of the functions of our legal system and the sources and nature of our laws. This course introduces many substantive and procedural areas of law. Students examine the legal profession, the role of the paralegal, and the regulation of attorney and paralegal conduct. Students will begin identifying career goals. This course provides an in-depth examination of legal ethics and introduces students to the types of ethical dilemmas they may face in the work force and to methods for researching the answers to and resolving ethical dilemmas.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 151 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently)