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Students will be introduced to the structures, purposes and jurisdiction of state and federal courts and the roles of lawyers, lay persons, judges and jurors in civil, criminal, administrative and alternative justice systems. Rudimentary skills in briefing cases and legal research and analysis will be developed. The student will be required to undertake a limited amount of research, using the internet. Participation in class debates and discussions will be mandated. The modules contain short quizzes designed to test student progress. The student will also write short papers and brief selected decisions, following a format that is used throughout the legal education world.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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