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PL101 Intro to US Legal System

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Provides an overview of the United States legal system including the law of state and federal governments and the relationships between and among them. Covers sources and functions of law in the United States with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution, the structure of U.S. courts, and judicial decision-making. Recommended: prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in PS 201 or or a similar course in U.S. government or political science. Prerequisite: WR 121. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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20764CA Remote

From March 29 through June 12, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 20764
Instructor: Aubrey E Baldwin
Tuition: credit Fees: $0

Course details: CRN 20764

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Instructor comments:

 This course is offered as a remote, asynchronous class. This means that all work is completed on the student's own time as directed by the online learning management system.  No mandatory group zoom meetings will occur. 

 A note about the textbook: 

The textbook for this course is ISBN  9781543822571.    The book is called Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A critical thinking approach, 7th ed. and is written by Currier, Eimermann and Campbell.  When you purchase this book from the bookstore, it provides you with an access code for a quizzing program that is used in a DIFFERENT class - PL 108 Legal Analysis & Writing.  IF you are completing the paralegal program, you will need this book and this quiz access in future terms.  For this reason, do not rent the book, as you will need it in PL 102 and PL 108.  You will need the Quiz access in PL 108, but it can be purchased separately for $49 at this time when you take PL 108, but you won't be able to use your financial aid funds for the quiz access.  

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