Legal Assistant (LEG)

LEG-100  Foundations of the Legal System  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores the legal system including basic legal terminology, sources of law, legal reasoning, federalism, court structure, the rules of procedure and ethical standards for lawyers and legal assistants. It includes substantive introduction to the law of contracts and torts, crimes of common law, U.S. Constitution, and the two legal concentration areas of family law and immigration law.

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): D8

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

LEG-507  Research and Writing for Legal Assistant (formerly LEG-107)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces the customary methods of legal research including the use of printed and online materials. The course integrates critical analyses of researched material and presentation of researched findings through persuasive writing ensuring proper formatting specific to the legal field and proper grammar. (formerly LEG 107)

Transfers to CSU only

LEG-524  Immigration Law (formerly LEG-124)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces fundamentals of substantive and procedural immigration law of the United States, including historical perspectives leading to current rules and policy, structure of implementing agencies, conditions of eligibility for immigrant and non-immigrant status, grounds for exclusion and removal, asylum eligibility, process for granting full citizenship, and U.S. Constitutional requirements. (formerly LEG 124)

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

LEG-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Legal Assistant (formerly LEG-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly LEG 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only