Course Content and Outcome Guide for PL 130 Effective Summer 2015
- Course Number:
- PL 130
- Course Title:
- Legal Software
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionProvides training in a variety of specialized legal software applications through lecture, discussing and other classroom activities in current legal software applications, which include legal software used for conflict-checking, timekeeping, litigation support and trial preparation. Prerequisites: PL 101 and CAS 133. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Prepare timekeeping records using software relied upon in law offices
- Conduct conflict checks using software designed to prevent ethical conflicts for lawyers
- Utilize legal software for litigation support and trial preparation.
- Identify and participate in strategic planning regarding electronic discovery issues
Course Activities and Design
This course will be taught in a computer lab. It will have required text; required readings
Classroom lecture and discussion; review of tutorials; hands on use of computer software; assignments and review of assignments.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Testing: midterm, final, and quizzes
Assignments reviewed, graded
Attendance and class participation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Skills developed in this class will include:
Understanding legal timekeeping and billing and use of computer software to track this information; ability to enter time and expense slips and generate bills; organize and retrieve information with the litigation support software; use of case management functions; conflicts checker software; and trial software use and applicability.