PLA200 Legal Theory & Ethics

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bryan Hance

Course Description

Introduces the law and legal system and an overview of the major areas of legal practice. Focuses on legal problem-solving, case analysis, fact pattern analysis, selected topical surveys of law, and legal ethics and professional responsibility for the paralegal.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss broad legal principles from the primary areas of law, such as Torts, Contracts, Real Property, and others.
  • Describe the basic process of legal reasoning and analysis.
  • Explain the definitions of certain basic legal terms and phrases.
  • Recognize how broad ethical principles apply to paralegals in the practice of law.