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Law 10 - Spring 2016- LALA

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Law 10 - Hybrid Class - Section #7816
LA Leadership Academy High School 

 Prof Jessica Price Activities Textbooks


Instructor:           Prof.  Jessica Price, Attorney at Law  

Office:             Before or after class meeting 

Office hours:       Before or after class meeting,  or by appointment 

Email:                  pricejg@lamission.edu or jessicael2000@yahoo.com

Etudes site           http://etudes.org

Calendar             http://lamission.org


Textbook:             Business Law  13th ed. 

                              Kenneth W. Clarkson, Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz, Frank B. Cross

ISBN:                     ISBN:1285185242 / 9781285185248  


Course Description:   Law 10 is an introductory course which formalizes the career of the legal assistant. It is an introduction to law, social forces and the law, a comparison of the role of the lawyer and the legal assistant, and an introduction to legal terminology and bibliography, preparing a litigation project. 

Course Organization: 
Law I0 is organized into assignments, quizzes, a final project (Motion to Suppress), and forum discussions.

Grade Distribution

Tests = 35% of your grade

Assignments = 35% of your grade

Motion to Suppress = 15% of your grade

Team Presentations = 15% of your grade


A = 90% or above

B= 80% or above

C = 70% or above

D = 60% or above

A grade of C or above is required in this class to pass.

Chapter Quizzes

Test #A - Chp. 1 - Intro to Law Quiz          
Test #B - Chp. 2 - Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Quiz            
Test #C Chp. 3 Court Procedures        
Test #D - Chp. 4 - Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business  
Test #E - Chp. 6 - Intentional Torts   
Test #F - Chp. 7 - Negligence and Strict Liability   
Test #G - Chp. 8 - Intellectual Property   
Test #H - Chp. 9 Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes  
Test #I - Chp. 43 Administrative Law   
Test #J - Chp 52 International Law 
Test #K - Chp 5 Ethics & Business Decision Making    
Test #L - Chp 49  Insurance   
Test #M - Chp. 34  Employment Discrimination

Test #N -  Chp 45  Environmental Law 

Activities and Calendar located at



Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:


1. Brief law cases in the areas and subject matter relating to the courts and alternative dispute resolution, court procedures, Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business, Intentional Torts, Negligence and Strict Liability, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes, Administrative Law, International Law, and Legal Ethics


2. Critically analyze and argue issues in the areas and subject matter of law, including  the courts and alternative dispute resolution, court procedures, Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business, Intentional Torts, Negligence and Strict Liability, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes, Administrative Law, International Law, and Legal Ethics


3. Prepare legal documents including a motion to suppress.

Skill Level: College level reading and writing; ability to access the internet.  Necessary skills include proficiency using a word processing program, ingcluding spell checker, using a web browser, sending and receiving email, saving documents as RTFs (rich text format), uploading and attaching documents. 


Estimated Time per Week:  10 hours (see Carnegie Rule)

Class format: 
The class is a hybrid class. It meets on campus, and work is submitted online.   We use the Etudes Course Management System.     Carefully read our policies.

The class follows a weekly format. If you click on "Assignments, Tests, and Surveys"  in etudes,  you will see the weekly assignments, quizzes, forums and activities. There are many opportunities for you to participate and earn points to attain a good grade.  

Hybrid classes require your attention and effort.  If you fail to log into the class during the first two weeks you will be excluded from the class.  There are activities and assignments each week; you will need to log into the class several times a week. 

To be a successful online/hybrid student, you need to do schedule a regular time for studying, read and complete on line activities, and more


Technical Requirements:  The minimum computer requirements are:  Computer, either a Macintosh or IBM compatible; modem, minimum 28.8, broadband or high speed internet access is preferred and is required to view the videos.  Software:  Web browser software, preferably Firefox 3.5 or Internet Explorer 8, an e-mail address and a word processing program. 

Get Firefox: 

Google Chrome - http://chrome.google.com

Get Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Internet-explorer/default.apx

Get a free email account at: www.mail.google.com


Students who do not have regular computer access may use computers in the campus Learning Resource Center.  Be sure to save all your papers and assignments on a flash drive.

Course Login: 


Contacting Your Instructor:
  I check my email several times a day and respond to emails within 24 hours.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions;    I am also available in-person before or after class  


Please note that a grade of C or higher is required for each of the 12 paralegal certificate classes. 

Points will be posted on the class website after each activity closes. 


Reasonable Accommodation:   For students requiring accommodation the DSPS office provides special assistance in areas like: registering for courses, specialized tutoring, note-taking, mobility assistance, special instruction, testing assistance, special equipment, special materials, instructor liaisons, community referrals, and job placement.  The phone number for the Office of Students with Disabled Student Programs and Services is: (818) 364-7732. There website is http://lamission.edu/dsps 

CheatingUnauthorized material used during an examination (including electronic devices), changing answers after work has been graded, taking an exam for another student, forging or altering attendance sheets or other documents in the course, looking at another student’s paper/answers/essay/computer or exam with or without their approval is considered cheating. Any student caught cheating will receive a zero for the assignment/exam and referred to the Department chair and/or Student Services for further disciplinary action.


Plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as the act of using ideas, words, or work of another person or persons as if they were one’s own, without giving proper credit to the original sources. This includes definitions found online on Wikipedia, materials from blogs, twitter, or other similar electronic resources. The following examples are intended to be representative, but not all inclusive:


            Failing to give credit by proper citations for others ideas and concepts, data and information, statements and phrases, and/or interpretations and conclusions.

            Failing to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another, whether it be a paragraph, a sentence, or a part thereof

            Paraphrasing the expressions or thought by others without appropriate quotation marks or attribution

            Representing another’s artistic/scholarly works such as essays, computer programs, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures or similar works as one’s own.



For the first offense, you will receive a zero for the assignment in question. Any further offenses may result in expulsion from the class, as determined by the disciplinary action from the Office of Student Services.


Website opens      2/1/16 




If you require special accommodations for a disability, religious holiday, or any other reason please inform your instructor(s) within the first week of the course and we will accommodate you if at all possible. For accommodations due to disability, you must consult with the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office after which we will abide by their recommendations.



As a student, not only do you have the pressure of succeeding in school, you may also be contending with work, financial issues, relationships, managing time effectively, getting enough sleep, etc.  The staff and faculty of Los Angeles Mission College are here to provide support that will help you to be successful in your academic pursuits.  You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services offered on campus, including counseling and mental health services, by either visiting the Student Health Center (SHC), which is currently located in the Bungalow just west of the Collaborative Studies Building*,  checking out the SHC webpage at:  https://www.lamission.edu/healthcenter/ or calling: 818 362-6182.

I also encourage you to enter the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number (1-800-273-8255) into your cell phone in case you or someone you know is in distress and needs someone with whom to talk.


*Please note that the SHC is slated to move into its new location, between the President’s Office and Administrative Services, in the spring 2016 semester.”




see http://lamission.edu/de/student-services



  updated: 1/28/16






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