LGL-299: Special Topics in Law

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Legal Studies
Academic Level
Course Subject
Legal Studies
Course Number
Course Title
Special Topics in Law
Cross-Referenced Course
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ENG-131 with a grade of C or better, or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Explores selected legal topics with emphasis on current legal trends. Specific special topic will be announced each term the course is offered. Course may be repeated when different topics are offered and a student may earn credit for each different topic. Course may be used toward fulfilling the specific degree requirements for an associate degree.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Discuss the substantive law of the specific legal topic.
  2. Perform research on the specific legal topic using computer-assisted research tools.
  3. Evaluate the ethical considerations regarding the role of the paralegal in this subject area of law.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Students will be assessed through quizzes, tests, in-class and out-of-class assignments, drafting assignments, and/or class participation.

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

A detailed course syllabus for each section of PLGL 299 must be approved by the Business and Computer Technology Division prior to the course being offered. The syllabus will be presented to the College Council by the Associate Dean of the Business and Computer Technology Division "for information only."


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date