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LEGAL 200 - Introduction to Law and the Legal Process:CD

5.0 Credits
The nature of legal institutions and processes; the American and Washington judicial systems, sources of law and federal and state court systems; legal reasoning; ethics applicable to lawyers and paralegals.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to read, analyze and brief a case. [REASON]
  2. Summarize, from an overview, the civil and criminal litigation process. [REASON]
  3. Differentiate the role of the lawyers and paralegals in delivering legal services and the ethical and professional practice standards applicable. [Reason]
  4. Evaluate how to file cases in the American judicial system with state common law courts and the federal courts. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate good communication skills in a legal context. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Explain basic legal terms, definitions and distinctions. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Distinguish how law may or may not result in Justice, especially in regards the role law has played in the treatment of minority groups in America. [EXPLORE]
  8. Use the basic resources of a law library for research. [EXPLORE]

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