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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Degree: AS - Paralegal/Legal Assistant - S0310
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Advanced Business Law BUSL 19
  • Students completing BUSL 19 - Advanced Business Law will be able to distinguish between various forms of business organizations.
  • Students completing BUSL 19 - Advanced Business Law will be able to identify negotiable instruments and defenses.
Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing PLGL 32
  • Students completing PLGL 31B - Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to prepare a legal memorandum.
  • Students completing PLGL 31B - Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to prepare a trial brief.
  • Students successfully completing Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing (PLGL 31B) will have successfully completed the official paralegal certification program offered by Lexis/Nexis. This certification is offered for free, online. If Lexis/Nexis stops offering the certification in this manner, the program may discontinue this SLO.
  • Students successfully completing Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing (PLGL 31B) will have successfully completed the official paralegal certification program offered by Westlaw. This certification is offered for free, online. If Westlaw stops offering the certification in this manner, the program may discontinue this SLO.
  • Successful PLGL 31B course completers will have met with a counselor or educational advisor and prepared an educational plan for their coursework at Mt. SAC. Alternatively, students may submit a copy of their petition to graduate (at the conclusion of that semester).
Automated Law Office Procedures PLGL 35
  • Students completing PLGL 35B - Automated Law Office Procedures will be able to successfully prepare a simple motion.
  • Students completing PLGL 35B - Automated Law Office Procedures will be able to successfully prepare a client letter.
  • Students completing PLGL 35B - Automated Law Office Procedures will be able to successfully prepare a memorandum of law.
  • Successful PLGL 35B completers will become familiar with various legal specialty software applications used in local law offices, e.g., Relativity, Abacus, Clio, TimeMap, CaseMap, Trial Director, etc.
  • Successful PLGL 35B completers will become competent in the use of computerized legal billing software such as Clio and Tabs 3.
  • Successful PLGL 35B completers will be able to prepare a table of contents for a legal brief, using a software program such as MS Word.
  • Successful PLGL 35B completers will be able to prepare a table of authorities for a legal brief, using a software program such as MS Word.
  • Successful PLGL 35B completers will be able to format a legal document which meets the requirements of the California Code of Civil Procedure and the California Rules of Court.
Bankruptcy Law PLGL 44
  • Students completing PLGL 44 - Bankruptcy Law will be able to distinguish between different types of bankruptcy.
  • Students completing PLGL 44 - Bankruptcy Law will be able to successfully prepare a bankruptcy petition.
Business Law BUSL 18
  • Students completing BUSL 18 - Business Law will be able to distinguish between a civil cause of action and a criminal cause of action.
  • Students completing BUSL 18 - Business Law will be able to brief a case.
Business Law - Honors BUSL 18H
  • Students completing BUSL 18H - Business Law - Honors will be able to distinguish between a civil cause of action and a criminal cause of action.
  • Students completing BUSL 18H - Business Law - Honors will be able to brief a case.
Civil Procedure PLGL 33
  • Students completing PLGL 33A - Civil Procedure Pretrial will be able to initiate a civil lawsuit.
  • Students completing PLGL 33A - Civil Procedure Pretrial will successfully draft an answer to a complaint.
Civil Procedure II PLGL 33B
  • Students completing PLGL 33B - Civil Procedure - Trial and Post-Trial will be able to distinguish among the various discovery tools including depositions, interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission.
  • Students completing PLGL 33B - Civil Procedure - Trial and Post-Trial will be able to prepare a basic motion.
Contract Law PLGL 39
  • Students completing PLGL 39 - Contract Law will be able to recognize the essential elements of a valid contract.
  • Students completing PLGL 39 - Contract Law will be able to recognize the basic defenses to the formation of a valid contract.
Criminal Law and Procedures PLGL 48
  • Students completing PLGL 48 - Criminal Law and Procedures will be able to analyze and synthesize statutory and case law in criminal law and procedure by reading and briefing important statutes and cases.
  • Students completing PLGL 48 - Criminal Law and Procedures will be able to apply the procedural aspects of the criminal justice system through a study of a case as it progresses through the system.
Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism PLGL 38
  • Students completing PLGL 38 - Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism will be able to prepare an employment portfolio.
  • Students completing PLGL 38 - Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism will understand unauthorized practice of law.
  • Successful course completers will prepare a professional paralegal resume which may include links to the student's LinkedIn profile, the program's website, and an e-portfolio.
  • Successful course completers will have posted a profile on a professional networking site such as LinkedIn.
  • Successful course completers will participate in a mock interview with an interviewer who is not the course instructor.
  • Successful course completers will assemble a minimum of two professional writing samples which can be used as part of their job search process.
  • Successful course completers will score at least 70% on an assessment of the students' comprehension of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
Evidence Law PLGL 49
  • Students completing PLGL 49 - Evidence Law will be able to distinguish among some of the basic California rules of evidence.
  • Students completing PLGL 49 - Evidence Law will be able to apply some of the basic rules of California evidence.
Family Law PLGL 42
  • Students completing PLGL 42 - Family Law will be able to complete a petition for dissolution of marriage.
  • Students completing PLGL 42 - Family Law will be able to comprehend community property concepts and apply to division of assets.
International Business Law BUSL 20
  • Students completing BUSL 20 - International Business Law will be able to distinguish between doing business domestically and doing business internationally.
  • Students completing BUSL 20 - International Business Law will be able to evaluate international regulations.
Introduction to Paralegal/Legal PLGL 30
  • Students completing PLGL 30 - Introduction to Paralegal/Legal will successfully prepare a legal memorandum.
  • Students completing PLGL 30 - Introduction to Paralegal/Legal will be able to successfully prepare a case brief.
  • Successful PLGL 30 course completers will have met with a counselor or educational advisor and prepared an educational plan for their coursework at Mt. SAC. Ideally the goal of the educational plan will be the A.S. in Paralegal Studies, but this is not required.
Landlord - Tenant Law BUSR 40
  • Students completing PLGL 40 - Landlord - Tenant Law will be able to identify and define what constitutes a habitable residential dwelling as well as understanding the legal ramifications to the parties in a non-habitable tenancy situation.
  • Students completing PLGL 40 - Landlord - Tenant Law will be able to draft a residential tenancy agreement.
Law Office Procedure PLGL 34
  • Students completing PLGL 35A - Law Office Procedure will be able to successfully prepare articles of incorporation.
  • Students completing PLGL 35A - Law Office Procedure will be able to successfully prepare a simple will.
Legal Analysis and Writing PLGL 31
  • Students completing PLGL 31A - Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to distinguish between and use the various manual legal research resources.
  • Students completing PLGL 31A - Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to brief a moderately complex legal case.
Property Law PLGL 41
  • Students completing PLGL 41 - Property Law will be able to successfully identify the differences among different types of property ownership (community property, joint tenancy, and tenancy in common) scoring no less than 70%.
  • Students completing PLGL 41 - Property Law will be able to successfully discuss at least four ways to transfer title to real property.
Tort Law PLGL 37
  • Students completing PLGL 37 - Tort Law will be able to distinguish among strict liability, negligence, and intentional torts.
  • Students completing PLGL 37 - Tort Law will be able to list, describe, and apply the four elements of negligence.
Wills and Trusts PLGL 43
  • Students completing PLGL 43 - Wills and Trusts will be able to distinguish between wills and trusts.
  • Students completing PLGL 43 - Wills and Trusts will have gained an understanding of probate administration.