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2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
A survey of the U.S. legal system and the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel who work in that environment. The objective is to evaluate situations and make recommendations for action based on an understanding of law, legal institutions, and court procedures. Topics include the organization and powers of federal and state lawmaking institutions, court procedures, legal analysis, and careers in the legal environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 101 or PLGL 101.
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80180 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Caporaletti, Wanda G Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
A survey of the U.S. legal system and the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel who work in that environment. The objective is to evaluate situations and make recommendations for action based on an understanding of law, legal institutions, and court procedures. Topics include the organization and powers of federal and state lawmaking institutions, court procedures, legal analysis, and careers in the legal environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 101 or PLGL 101.
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81052 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Estwick, Tara L Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
A survey of the U.S. legal system and the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel who work in that environment. The objective is to evaluate situations and make recommendations for action based on an understanding of law, legal institutions, and court procedures. Topics include the organization and powers of federal and state lawmaking institutions, court procedures, legal analysis, and careers in the legal environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 101 or PLGL 101.
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81881 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Patty, Rebecca E Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
A survey of the U.S. legal system and the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel who work in that environment. The objective is to evaluate situations and make recommendations for action based on an understanding of law, legal institutions, and court procedures. Topics include the organization and powers of federal and state lawmaking institutions, court procedures, legal analysis, and careers in the legal environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 101 or PLGL 101.
83630 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Smith, Carol A. Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
A survey of the U.S. legal system and the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel who work in that environment. The objective is to evaluate situations and make recommendations for action based on an understanding of law, legal institutions, and court procedures. Topics include the organization and powers of federal and state lawmaking institutions, court procedures, legal analysis, and careers in the legal environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 101 or PLGL 101.
83631 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Swayne, Janet Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
A survey of the U.S. legal system and the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel who work in that environment. The objective is to evaluate situations and make recommendations for action based on an understanding of law, legal institutions, and court procedures. Topics include the organization and powers of federal and state lawmaking institutions, court procedures, legal analysis, and careers in the legal environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 101 or PLGL 101.
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87074 6981 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Yeatman, Carol Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 200 Techniques of Legal Research (3)
An introduction to common research methods used to locate primary and secondary authority relevant to given topics and issues. The goal is to find valid, relevant, mandatory primary authority. Topics include the analysis, publication, and citation of judicial opinions and statutory law; the features and use of secondary sources; and various computer-assisted research tools to find and validate primary authority. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 200 or PLGL 200.
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80276 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hansen, Kristen M Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 200 Techniques of Legal Research (3)
An introduction to common research methods used to locate primary and secondary authority relevant to given topics and issues. The goal is to find valid, relevant, mandatory primary authority. Topics include the analysis, publication, and citation of judicial opinions and statutory law; the features and use of secondary sources; and various computer-assisted research tools to find and validate primary authority. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 200 or PLGL 200.
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81597 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Swayne, Janet Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 200 Techniques of Legal Research (3)
An introduction to common research methods used to locate primary and secondary authority relevant to given topics and issues. The goal is to find valid, relevant, mandatory primary authority. Topics include the analysis, publication, and citation of judicial opinions and statutory law; the features and use of secondary sources; and various computer-assisted research tools to find and validate primary authority. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 200 or PLGL 200.
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82002 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Zunker, Tricia A Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 200 Techniques of Legal Research (3)
An introduction to common research methods used to locate primary and secondary authority relevant to given topics and issues. The goal is to find valid, relevant, mandatory primary authority. Topics include the analysis, publication, and citation of judicial opinions and statutory law; the features and use of secondary sources; and various computer-assisted research tools to find and validate primary authority. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 200 or PLGL 200.
83632 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Fiorentino, Janet A Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 200 Techniques of Legal Research (3)
An introduction to common research methods used to locate primary and secondary authority relevant to given topics and issues. The goal is to find valid, relevant, mandatory primary authority. Topics include the analysis, publication, and citation of judicial opinions and statutory law; the features and use of secondary sources; and various computer-assisted research tools to find and validate primary authority. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 200 or PLGL 200.
86999 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Shearin-Cotton, Kimberly M Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 201 Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 200. An introduction to the principles of writing clearly and effectively in the legal environment. The objective is to draft writings that synthesize law, analyze legal issues, and explain law and legal analysis to a nonlegal audience. Assignments include a legal synthesis memo, case law and statutory analysis memos, and a client letter. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 201 or PLGL 201.
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80277 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Shearin-Cotton, Kimberly M Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 201 Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 200. An introduction to the principles of writing clearly and effectively in the legal environment. The objective is to draft writings that synthesize law, analyze legal issues, and explain law and legal analysis to a nonlegal audience. Assignments include a legal synthesis memo, case law and statutory analysis memos, and a client letter. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 201 or PLGL 201.
84379 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Blackstone, Lilah R. Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 201 Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 200. An introduction to the principles of writing clearly and effectively in the legal environment. The objective is to draft writings that synthesize law, analyze legal issues, and explain law and legal analysis to a nonlegal audience. Assignments include a legal synthesis memo, case law and statutory analysis memos, and a client letter. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 201 or PLGL 201.
84523 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Janowitz Allyn, Eden J Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 201 Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 200. An introduction to the principles of writing clearly and effectively in the legal environment. The objective is to draft writings that synthesize law, analyze legal issues, and explain law and legal analysis to a nonlegal audience. Assignments include a legal synthesis memo, case law and statutory analysis memos, and a client letter. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 201 or PLGL 201.
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86510 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Koermer, Kelly A Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 204 Legal Ethics (3)
A survey of basic principles relating to the ethical practice of law. The objective is to identify ethical problems, draft writings that apply ethical rules and interpretations to legal ethical dilemmas, and avoid and resolve legal ethical problems through appropriate use of office procedures. Rules and guidelines governing the ethical conduct of lawyers and nonlawyers are covered, as are law office management principles relevant to ethical requirements. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 204 or PLGL 204.
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80278 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Walton, Cathryn J Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 204 Legal Ethics (3)
A survey of basic principles relating to the ethical practice of law. The objective is to identify ethical problems, draft writings that apply ethical rules and interpretations to legal ethical dilemmas, and avoid and resolve legal ethical problems through appropriate use of office procedures. Rules and guidelines governing the ethical conduct of lawyers and nonlawyers are covered, as are law office management principles relevant to ethical requirements. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 204 or PLGL 204.
83633 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Dorsainvil, Dolores Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 204 Legal Ethics (3)
A survey of basic principles relating to the ethical practice of law. The objective is to identify ethical problems, draft writings that apply ethical rules and interpretations to legal ethical dilemmas, and avoid and resolve legal ethical problems through appropriate use of office procedures. Rules and guidelines governing the ethical conduct of lawyers and nonlawyers are covered, as are law office management principles relevant to ethical requirements. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 204 or PLGL 204.
87245 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Walton, Cathryn J Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 300 Advanced Legal Research and Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 200. An in-depth examination of research methods to identify primary authority relevant to legal issues. The goal is to identify legal issues, implement research strategies to find relevant primary authority, and use this authority to analyze the issues. Topics include the use of computer-assisted legal research systems to locate case law, statutory law, administrative law, and rules of procedure and evidence and methods to identify and analyze legal issues. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 400 or PLGL 400.
83634 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: David, Maureen Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 301 Advanced Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A focused study of the principles and techniques for drafting legal advocacy writings. The objective is to analyze legal issues and advocate for results based on that analysis. Assignments include a complex office memorandum, a demand letter, and an external advocacy memorandum. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 301, LGST 401, or PLGL 401.
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80469 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gussin, Louise B. Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 301 Advanced Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A focused study of the principles and techniques for drafting legal advocacy writings. The objective is to analyze legal issues and advocate for results based on that analysis. Assignments include a complex office memorandum, a demand letter, and an external advocacy memorandum. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 301, LGST 401, or PLGL 401.
84380 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Chong, Alice S Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 301 Advanced Legal Writing (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A focused study of the principles and techniques for drafting legal advocacy writings. The objective is to analyze legal issues and advocate for results based on that analysis. Assignments include a complex office memorandum, a demand letter, and an external advocacy memorandum. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 301, LGST 401, or PLGL 401.
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86731 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Taylor, Bethany M Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 312 Torts (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A study of the causes of action, defenses, and remedies in the major categories of tort law, as well as tort-litigation procedures and writings. The goal is to investigate and evaluate tort claims in order to develop litigation strategies and to research law in order to draft legal writings that support a legal conclusion. Topics include intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, damages, and civil procedure. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 312 or PLGL 312.
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80394 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rhodes, Thurman H Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 312 Torts (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A study of the causes of action, defenses, and remedies in the major categories of tort law, as well as tort-litigation procedures and writings. The goal is to investigate and evaluate tort claims in order to develop litigation strategies and to research law in order to draft legal writings that support a legal conclusion. Topics include intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, damages, and civil procedure. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 312 or PLGL 312.
83635 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Libby, Janet V Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 314 Workers' Compensation Law (1)
A thorough study of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act and the practice of workers' compensation law in Maryland. The goal is to apply knowledge of legal systems, concepts, and methodologies to support client objectives efficiently and ethically. Topics include employer/employee relationships, injuries, defenses, compensation benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and appeals. Assignments include legal and factual research and the composition of legal documents or completion of forms. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 314 or PLGL 398H.
84782 7380 20 Oct 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Caporaletti, Wanda G Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 315 Domestic Relations (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A study of the processes, procedures, and writings of family law practice. The aim is to identify, analyze, and apply the rules of professional conduct to domestic issues; research applicable law and factual information related to domestic relations issues and draft legal writings; and complete standardized forms to resolve domestic issues. Topics include divorce, separation, and annulment and alimony; child custody and visitation; child support; disposition of property; and the legal rights of children. Relevant aspects of civil procedures, enforcement, and the modification of orders and agreements are covered. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: FMCD 487, LGST 315, or PLGL 315.
83636 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Hansen, Kristen M Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 315 Domestic Relations (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A study of the processes, procedures, and writings of family law practice. The aim is to identify, analyze, and apply the rules of professional conduct to domestic issues; research applicable law and factual information related to domestic relations issues and draft legal writings; and complete standardized forms to resolve domestic issues. Topics include divorce, separation, and annulment and alimony; child custody and visitation; child support; disposition of property; and the legal rights of children. Relevant aspects of civil procedures, enforcement, and the modification of orders and agreements are covered. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: FMCD 487, LGST 315, or PLGL 315.
83637 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Karpel, Wendy B Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 316 Estates and Probate (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A fundamental study of the legal concepts required to draft and prepare simple wills and administer estates. The goal is to construct an estate plan supporting the creation and administration of a simple estate. Topics include preliminary and practical considerations of administering an estate; the appraisal of estate assets and probate inventory; inheritance taxes; claims against the estate; management of debts, accounting, and distribution considerations; the drafting and execution of wills; and guardianships. Assignments include legal research and written analysis that reflect the processes and procedures required by law. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 316, PLGL 216, or PLGL 316.
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82211 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Karpel, Curtis J Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 320 Criminal Law and Procedures (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A study of the substantive and procedural aspects of the criminal justice system. The objective is to identify, analyze, and apply the rules of professional conduct to develop ethical strategies, research law, and draft legal writings to support the prosecution or defense of crimes. Topics include crimes and defenses, penalties, and court procedures. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 320 or PLGL 320.
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80145 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gillis, Laurence J Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 320 Criminal Law and Procedures (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A study of the substantive and procedural aspects of the criminal justice system. The objective is to identify, analyze, and apply the rules of professional conduct to develop ethical strategies, research law, and draft legal writings to support the prosecution or defense of crimes. Topics include crimes and defenses, penalties, and court procedures. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 320 or PLGL 320.
84573 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kroflich, Kimberly Jean Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 325 Litigation (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A comprehensive study of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the process of civil litigation. The aim is to use technology and administrative best practices to collect, track, retrieve, and prepare evidence during the litigation process; interpret and apply the rules to develop case strategies; and interact with individuals within the legal system to effectively and ethically support the litigation process. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 325 or PLGL 325.
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80533 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Ansu, Awo Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 325 Litigation (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A comprehensive study of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the process of civil litigation. The aim is to use technology and administrative best practices to collect, track, retrieve, and prepare evidence during the litigation process; interpret and apply the rules to develop case strategies; and interact with individuals within the legal system to effectively and ethically support the litigation process. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 325 or PLGL 325.
83638 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Miller, Robert E Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 330 Administrative Law (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. An overview of the functions and procedures of federal and state administrative agencies. The goal is to monitor and analyze administrative agency actions in order to make recommendations to proposed and final agency rules and administrative decisions. Topics include rulemaking, adjudication, the use and control of agency discretion, and disclosure of information. Focus is on researching relevant law and writing effective and persuasive communications for use in administrative adjudications or to obtain information held by government agencies. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 330 or PLGL 330.
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82000 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hutchinson, Aaron J Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 340 Contract Law (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A comprehensive study of the major areas of contract law. The objective is to identify and analyze contractual precedent and statutory authority; develop litigation strategies; and explain contract concepts, remedies, and procedures that support a legal conclusion. Topics include formation, interpretation and enforcement, discharge, breach, and remedies for breach. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 340 or PLGL 340.
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80534 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: McWeeney, Laura Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 340 Contract Law (3)
Prerequisite: LGST 201. A comprehensive study of the major areas of contract law. The objective is to identify and analyze contractual precedent and statutory authority; develop litigation strategies; and explain contract concepts, remedies, and procedures that support a legal conclusion. Topics include formation, interpretation and enforcement, discharge, breach, and remedies for breach. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: LGST 340 or PLGL 340.
85609 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Case, Vera L Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 495 Advanced Legal Practices (3)
(Intended as a capstone course, to be taken in a student's last 9 credits of coursework for the major.) Prerequisite: LGST 301. A portfolio-driven study of professional practices in the legal field. The goal is to integrate the competencies gained through previous coursework and experience. Assignments include projects relevant to work in the legal environment.
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81503 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sarracino, Jaylene M Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 495 Advanced Legal Practices (3)
(Intended as a capstone course, to be taken in a student's last 9 credits of coursework for the major.) Prerequisite: LGST 301. A portfolio-driven study of professional practices in the legal field. The goal is to integrate the competencies gained through previous coursework and experience. Assignments include projects relevant to work in the legal environment.
84378 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Parnell, Barbara A Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 495 Advanced Legal Practices (3)
(Intended as a capstone course, to be taken in a student's last 9 credits of coursework for the major.) Prerequisite: LGST 301. A portfolio-driven study of professional practices in the legal field. The goal is to integrate the competencies gained through previous coursework and experience. Assignments include projects relevant to work in the legal environment.
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86509 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Blackstone, Lilah R. Syllabus Course Materials
LGST 495 Advanced Legal Practices (3)
(Intended as a capstone course, to be taken in a student's last 9 credits of coursework for the major.) Prerequisite: LGST 301. A portfolio-driven study of professional practices in the legal field. The goal is to integrate the competencies gained through previous coursework and experience. Assignments include projects relevant to work in the legal environment.
86754 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Harris Epps, Diana M Syllabus Course Materials
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