|Course Title:||Litigation and Trial Practice|
|Course Number:||PA 2202|
|Credits:||3 semester credits|
|Prerequisites:||PA 1102 – Introduction to Law and Contracts (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA Equivalent) or permission of the Paralegal Professor.|
|Recommendations:||This course requires the knowledge of legal analysis, the ability to do light legal research based on directions provided by the instructor, and the aptitude to learn how to draft pleadings.|
|Catalog Description:||Examines selected aspects of the rules of evidence, principles of investigating and interviewing, practical applications of selected rules of civil procedure, discovery and preparation for trial and rules of professional responsibility. Particular emphasis is placed upon the role of the paralegal in the litigation process.|
|Course Objectives/ Learning Outcomes:||Students will be able to:
Total Semester Hours 48 Hours
|Course Focus:||To give the student a basic understanding, a general introductory background and insight into litigation and the trial practice process. To develop a working knowledge of the rules of civil procedure, state and federal, including the rules of evidence, jury selection, and legal analysis. To develop an understanding of the organization of trial notebooks, investigation and interviewing techniques, and how a paralegal assists the attorney at each stage of the litigation process.|
|Outcomes Measures:||The student may take exam(s) and/or draft various court pleadings and documents using analytical problem solving and legal analysis. The student may legally analyze case problems and also use electronic spreadsheet, case management and portable document format software to complete projects.
Grading of assignments and exams may be on a numerical basis. The final grade will be a letter grade (A-F).
The final grade will be a full letter grade (A-F).