Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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LEG201 Introduction to Legal Studies

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course explores the ways “law shapes society and society shapes law “. This course introduces students to Legal Studies in the legal fields and topics. Legal lexis will be emphasized. Over the course of the semester, the students will be exposed to the definitions and concepts of law, the different forms of law and how they are shaped. It will explore how people understand law and the legal system, how injuries and disputes are understood and mediated. It will as well define the goals and purposes of trials. This course will also provide an overview of the role of paralegals in a work environment, while concentrating on the various regulations and ethical guidelines governing the work of paralegals.