Legal Specialties (LGL)

LGL 1010 Introduction To Law

[3 credit hours]

The course is designed to improve oral and written communication skills through the study of contracts, real property, torts and criminal law. The course includes the structure and operation of the state and federal court systems, as well as the status and uses of paralegals.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

LGL 1150 Tort Law

[3 credit hours]

This course covers the traditional areas of tort law, including negligence, trespass, mental distress and conversion as well as the defenses to these claims. The course is taught through the case study method.

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 1160 Legal Research, Writing And Case Analysis

[3 credit hours]

Designed to provide the student with an understanding of the function of the law library and to develop research techniques and legal analysis and writing skills through use of traditional law library materials and computerized legal research techniques such as Lexis and Anderson CD-ROM Law on Disk.

Prerequisites: LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 1720 Law Practice Management

[3 credit hours]

This course exposes students to various management structures within and the administration of the law office and other legal environments. Critical thinking will be applied to management theories and applications.

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 2020 Civil Procedure

[3 credit hours]

An in-depth study of the Rules of Civil Procedure, including application of rules of fact patterns. Students will draft litigation documents including complaint, answer and discovery pleadings.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1150 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 2110 Estate & Probate Administration

[3 credit hours]

Study of the common forms of wills and trusts and a survey of the fundamental principles of law applicable to each; study of the organization and jurisdiction of the probate court, analysis of the administration of estates in probate court and a review of estate and inheritance taxes.

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 2120 Real Estate Transactions

[3 credit hours]

The law of real property and common types of real estate transactions and conveyances, such as deeds, land installment contracts, sales contracts and leases, with emphasis on researching, drafting and recording of documents related thereto.

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 2130 Family Law

[3 credit hours]

Study of the law and practice of divorce, dissolution and all matters relating to the termination of a marriage. Students will be trained to conduct client interviews, draft pleadings and associated court forms, and calculate support under state-mandated guidelines.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1160 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 2210 Practices And Procedures In Administrative Law

[3 credit hours]

This course takes a look at the substantive and procedural aspects of various administrative law agencies with emphasis on providing skills to practice in administrative law.

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 2700 Advocacy: Mock Trial

[3 credit hours]

An in-depth survey of the trial process which exposes students to each step of a trial in a hands-on fashion. The course will be taught utilizing traditional lecture, reading and actual mock trial experience.

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 2940 Legal Assisting Internship

[3 credit hours]

Field experience in law offices. Students will be placed in various legal assisting positions by the program director. Students will meet for job-related seminar once a week and will work at their assigned law office for 180 hours during the semester.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

LGL 2990 Independent Study

[1-3 credit hours]

This course is used for faculty-assisted independent study in the area of legal assisting.

LGL 3010 Law Of Business Associations

[3 credit hours]

Study of business entities: sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Critical analysis of business entities, de factor and de jure entities. Students will complete articles of incorporation, bylaws and minute books.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1720 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 3030 Advanced Legal Research & Writing

[3 credit hours]

Focus on advanced legal writing. Students will be challenged to master computer assisted legal research methods.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1160 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 3050 Bankruptcy Practices & Consumer Applications

[3 credit hours]

An analysis of consumer laws including landlord-tenant relationships, consumer sales practices, uniform commercial code transactions, credit card law, garnishment, fair debt collection practices act and the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1160 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 3110 Personal Law

[3 credit hours]

Through critical reasoning/collaborative learning, students will examine personal law issues and legal rights/responsibilities, enabling them to formulate analytical models readily transferable to legal issues in their present and future lives.

Term Offered: Summer

LGL 3120 Personal Law II

[3 credit hours]

An analysis of current legal decisions on topics such as same sex marriage, home forced entry and theology studies subsidies through analogizing/distinguishing related fact patterns and criticizing judicial exposition/logic.

Prerequisites: LGL 3110 with a minimum grade of D-

LGL 3330 Litigation

[3 credit hours]

Focus on evidence and investigation, applying critical thinking skills to actual litigation cases. Analysis of court pleadings for appropriateness and alternative mechanisms. Study of post trial and appellate matters.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1150 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 2020 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 3350 Alternative Dispute Resolution

[3 credit hours]

Students will overview conflict theory, resolution and its history. Students will focus on skills necessary for alternative dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, summary jury trial and mini trial.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1150 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 2020 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Fall

LGL 4030 Contract Law

[3 credit hours]

Focus on the laws concerning creation and termination of contracts. Students will analyze contractual terms including reliance, capacity, unconscionability, conditions, assignments, third-party beneficiaries and the effect of changed circumstances.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1160 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

LGL 4130 Clinic Experience

[3 credit hours]

Students will work in a clinical environment, such as: Court Appointed Special Advocates, the UT Center for Mediation and Legal Rights, the Toledo Bar Association's Pro Se Family Law Program.

Prerequisites: (LGL 1010 with a minimum grade of D- and LGL 1160 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 4230 Health Care And The Law

[3 credit hours]

An analysis of health care laws and legal issues, including treatment relationships, medical malpractice, the right to die, reproductive rights, bioethics, health care financing, public health, delivery systems and regulations.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

LGL 4330 Mediation: Topics And Techniques

[3 credit hours]

This service learning course teaches the facilitative approch to mediating disputes. Students break down disputed issues, role play, and observe actual mediations for the peaceful and cooperative resolution of disputes.

Term Offered: Spring

LGL 4940 Advanced Paralegal Internship

[3 credit hours]

Field experience for seniors, placement within their specialty. Students meet for 1 hour seminar and work at assigned law office for 12 hours per week.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

LGL 4990 Criminal Forensics and Trial Practice

[3 credit hours]

This course allows students to step out of the traditional classroom setting and practice hands-on skills. Students will be assigned as crime scene investigators, paralegals and attorneys and will be responsible for investigating a homicide, indicting a suspect and conducting a trial. Part I of the class involves investigative techniques for the homicide investigative process. Part II of the class exposes students to each step of the trial in a hands-on fashion.

Prerequisites: LGL 2700 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall