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LGLA 1219 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The ethical and legal responsibilities and duties that a member of the legal profession owes to the public, the court, clients, and other professional colleagues. Includes a review of the canons, codes, and rules of professional responsibility. (2 Lec.)


LGLA 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC, RLC

Legal Research and Writing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1311 or LGLA 1313 or
Corequisite/Concurrent: LGLA 1311 or LGLA 1313.
Course Description: Presents the fundamentals of legal research and writing emphasizing the paralegal's role including resources and processes used in legal research and writing. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents legal terminology relating to substantive areas of law and the federal and state judicial systems. Emphasizes the paralegal's role in the legal system. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Paralegal Studies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the paralegal profession including, professional regulation, trends and issues, ethical obligations, and the paralegal's role in the delivery of legal services. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Bankruptcy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of bankruptcy law and procedure are presented including individual and business liquidation and reorganization with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Civil Litigation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation and emphasizes the paralegal's role in civil litigation. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Contracts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of contract law including formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code with emphasis on the paralegal's role in contract law. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of the law of wills, trusts, and probate administration emphasizing the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Family Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of family law including formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, martial property, and the parent-child relationship with emphasis on the paralegal's role in family law. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Immigration Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of immigration law including substantive and procedural law related to visa applications, deportation, naturalization, and citizenship emphasizing the paralegal's role in immigration law. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education-Legal Assistant/Paralegal
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (2 Lec., 16 Ext.)


LGLA 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Torts and Personal Injury Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of tort and personal injury law including intentional torts, negligence, and strick liability are presented with emphasis on the paralegal's role in tort and personal injury law. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Law Office Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental principles and structure of management, administration, and substantive systems in the law office including law practice technology as applied to paralegals. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Real Property
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of real property law including the nature of real property, rights and duties of ownership, land use, voluntary and involuntary conveyances, and the recording of and searching for real estate documents emphasizing the paralegal's role in real property law. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Business Organizations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Basic concepts of business organizations including law of agency, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other emerging business entities with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Criminal Law and Procedure
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Oil and Gas Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311 and ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Legal Research and Writing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1301, at least 7 other LGLA courses, and ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Builds on previous legal research and writing courses and covers standard and electronic research techniques and preparation of complex legal documents with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Civil Litigation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1345, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: This course provides opportunities to implement advanced civil litigation techniques and builds upon skills acquired in prior civil litigation courses with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Common law and statutory civil litigation concepts, ethical obligations of the paralegal assisting in civil litigation work, alternative dispute resolution processes, are reviewed. (3 Lec.)


LGLA 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education-Legal Assistant/Paralegal
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1380 or LGLA 1266, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (2 Lec.,16 Ext.)


LGLA 2388 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Internship-Legal Assistant/Paralegal
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: LGLA 1313, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1380 or LGLA 1266, ENGL 1301.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (18 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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