Introduction to Legal Studies

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Introduction to Legal Studies will provide a broad understanding of the American legal system and how the law impacts our society.  The course reviews the court systems, and how laws are made, enforced, interpreted, and applied. Students will be exposed to an overview of the fundamentals of law in several areas including ethics and professional responsibility, civil litigation, tort law, contract law, administrative law, family law, constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, property law, evidence and other legal matters.  This course also provides a hands-on application of legal research, legal writing, and case briefing.