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Law 10 - Into to Legal Assisting I (Intro to Law) - Section #0317
Prof David Jordan - Activities Textbooks  

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Instructor:           Prof. David Jordan, Esq. 

 Office:                  Faculty Offices #20 

Office hours:       Monday through Thursday Afternooons 

Phone:                 818-415-2015 (cell) - 818-364-7720 (campus) 

Email:                  abogado@pacbell.net or jordandc@lamission.edu

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Textbook:           Business Law  12th ed. 

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

ISBN:                   ISBN-10: 0538470828  ISBN-13: 9780538470827


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

Forum Discussions = 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, including 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 completely online class.   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.  

Online 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:  


First Assignment:  Introduce yourself to the class under the forum discussions for the first week.  This is where you will get to know your classmates. Post your introduction by Sunday evening, 11:59 pm, 2/22/15. You may be dropped from class if you do not post your introductions by the end of the 2nd week of class.  

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; email me at: abogado@pacbell.net , in the subject line put: Law 10 #0317.  I am also available in-person before or after class on  Wednesdays or by telephone  

Discussion Forums:
  The discussion forums are the main area for class participation.  The weekly discussions open on Mondays and close the following Sunday at 11:59 PM.  Initial posts are due by Wednesdays at 11:59 pm.  Initial posts should be at least two paragraphs in length (approximately 120-150 words), respond directly to the topic in a reflective manner, referencing the topic link and content provided, and applying the law or case materials.   Respond to at least two students to each forum by Sunday evening at 11:59 pm.  


CLASS BIOGRAPHIES/INTRODUCTIONSYou will find your instructor's autobiography posted in the "Discussion Board" of the class website. Please post your bio/introduction in the discussion board by Friday of week one. In your bio, please be sure to include:

Your name  
Academic/Career Goals and Expectations of the class 
How you found out about the class/program
Other items of interest, and 
Include any preliminary questions or concerns you have at this point.

DISCUSSION FORUMS: Every week a discussion questions posted to the website "FORUMS." You are required to post a answer to each discussion question by Wednesday of the forum week. Further, you are required to post, at least, one response to two or more of your classmates' initial responses. You are not required to respond to every classmate. You may, although this is a decision each student will make.  


Class Meeting Discussions:

  • Please read, review, and reflect on each message PRIOR to posting to the forums. Remember: Others cannot get visual clues as to meaning, therefore, be careful in what and how you communicate. Once posted, messages cannot be deleted!
  • All postings to any meeting in this class are to be considered CONFIDENTIAL and for consideration and discussion only by members of this class.
  • Ask questions about areas of the subject that you wish to better understand or for clarification and/or amplification.
  • Read your classmates comments and presentations, and respond constructively.
  • Offer personal/professional experiences/observations relevant to the items being discussed.

Participation Rubric:

Student deliverables should be submitted on the specified date by midnight of the student’s time zone. For purposes of scheduling, each week or module begins on Monday 12:01 AM and concludes the following Sunday at Midnight.



VOCABULARY - You are expected to read and understand the material presented in the assigned text and articles you locate. 

FORMAT - Papers submitted should be written in accordance with the APABluebook, or other recognized formatting style

GRAMMAR - Use active voice in your writing. Also use the spelling and grammar check feature of your Word Processor before submitting your papers. 

Homework Assignments:  Assignments require you to read and brief law cases. Read the information on"briefing law cases"

Students who plagiarize will receive zero credit on the assignment.

Quizzes:  The class is divided into weekly quizzes (20 multiple choice questions each). This is 35% of your grade.

Late Assignments  
 Our "Late Work"  Policy is firm.  

Dropping your class/Exclusion:  By specified deadline. Check the Academic Calendar  (by internet) is the last day to drop the class with a "W"

College regulations state that a student may be excluded from a course following accumulation of absences equal to a week of course work.  The 12th week of class is the last date a student may drop a class with a "W".  (or the 8th week in a "Late Start" class). Thereafter, the student must receive a grade in the class.


If a student has a accumulated score of 50 or below in the 12th week (or the 8th weeek in a "Late Start" class) , it is deemed that the student has accumulated absences in excess of a week of course work, and the instructor MAY, but is NOT required to DROP the student from class, with or without notice. It is the sole responsibility of the student, and not the instructor, to drop the class

In addition, students who fail to login and post their introduction to class within the first (ten) days of class may be dropped from their online 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 
Website opens      2/8/15, Sunday  @ 8 am 



After September 9, 2013 please note : This is an earlier and revised deadline. A “W” will appear on your transcript record after this date. This is a new LACCD enrollment limit. The limit is now three times to take a class and includes both substandard grades and withdrawals.
Drop classes with a “W” - Letter grade is required after this date and forward - check Academic Calendar

If you stop attending a class (or wish to drop a class), YOU MUST DROP THE CLASS YOURSELF ONLINE– OFFICIALLY – on or before the specified deadline. Failure to do so may result in a grade of “F” in that class.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION Website – http://www.laccd.edu (Student Information System)

Admission Regular Office Hours (Subject to change) Monday and Thursday – 8am-5pm Tuesday and Wednesday – 8am-7pm Friday – 8am-12noon


Please note that if you do not drop the class by the specified deadline (internet), then you must receive a grade, and cannot request to be dropped or to receive and Incomplete grade. 

*PLEASE NOTE:  The District required earlier and revised deadlines starting Summer 2012.  A “W” will appear on your transcript record after this date.  

REMINDER: There is a new LACCD enrollment limit.  The limit is now three times to take a class and includes both substandard grades and withdrawals. (See Important Notice, page 3 of the College Catalog)

New 3 Repeat Rule

All Students Please Read
Beginning Summer 2012: New 3 Repeat Rule

EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2012, course withdrawal (“W”) or a substandard  grade (“D,” “F,” or “NP”) count as an attempt at a course.  Only three attempts at any one course will be allowed, with some exceptions.  Listed below are the new rules that all students need to know about. 
• Students who drop or are excluded after the last day to drop without a grade of “W” will have a “W” appear on their transcript.  The “W” will count as an attempt for that course. 
• For the Fall semester, September 9,  2013 is the last day to drop a 16-week semester length class without a “W.”  Students will be  able to drop a class online until this date. Contact the office of Admissions and Records for deadlines on late start, short-term and special program classes.
• A course in a student’s transcript which currently shows a recorded “W” counts as an attempt for that course.   
• Students will not be allowed to register for any course within the LACCD if there are three recorded attempts for that course in any combination of W, D, F, or NP grades.
• Add permits for a course within the LACCD will not be processed if there are three recorded attempts for that course in any combination of W, D, F, or NP grades.
• For courses specifically designated as “repeatable,” students may repeat up to three times (See Title 5 California Code of Regulations sections 55040, 55041, 58161).  
• Where the student’s number of enrollments in a course exceeds the allowable amount, the student may petition for an additional enrollment in cases of extenuating circumstances.  

What students should do: 
• Be sure you are academically ready for classes you enroll in.
• If you must drop a course, drop before the specifi ed deadline for dropping a class without a grade of “W.”



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.



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



  updated: 2/3/14 










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