LEI 101 INTRODUCTION TO LAW 3 credits
An introduction to the legal system and an explanation of the legislative and judicial process, how a legal rule is generated and maintained by the judicial system. Emphasis will be placed on jurisdiction, the development of the law through the court systems, torts, criminal law and procedure, business law, property law, family law and contracts.
LEI 102 LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING I 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of legal research. To begin, a general overview of the federal and state court systems will be provided. Next, students will learn to use and locate most primary legal authorities including cases, constitutions, and federal and state statutes. Attention will also be given to case analysis and the techniques of legal writing: citation form, cite checking, and the legal office memoranda. (Prerequisite: Intro to Law or Intro to Legal Nurse Consultant)
LEI 205 CIVIL PRACTICE 3 credits
An examination of civil practice and procedure, beginning with the filing of a complaint and extending through discovery, pre-trial motions, trial, post-trial motions and the appeal. Emphasis is also placed on cause of action, time limitations, case investigation, purposes of motions, depositions, settlements and dismissals.
(Prerequisite: Intro to Law or Intro to Legal Nurse Consultant)
LEI 213 TORTS AND PERSONAL INJURY LAW 3 credits
Complete overview of tort and personal injury law. Emphasis will be placed on intentional torts, tort defenses, negligence, strict liability and products liability. Tort immunities and specific tort actions of nuisance and wrongful death will also be covered.
(Prerequisite: Intro to Law or Intro to Legal Nurse Consultant, Civil Practice and
Legal Research I)
LEI 106 CONTRACTS & COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS 3 credits
Survey of contract law providing students with analysis of the law of voluntary obligation with emphasis on commercial contracts. The law of sales, commercial paper, and secured transactions will be reviewed and explained. Emphasis will be placed on statutory concerns, breach of contract, discharge of contracts, remedies and defenses, commercial paper, and negotiable instruments. (Prerequisite: Intro to Law and Legal Research I)
LEI 220 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 3 credits
This course will consist of the following topics: Establishing the Professional Relationship, Negligence-Based Claims, International Torts, Informed Decision Making, Causation and Damages, Affirmative Defenses, Limitations and Immunities, Vicarious Liability and Multiple Defendants, Hospital Liability, Contract, Warranty and Strict Liability, and Reform action of the Litigation System.
(Prerequisite: Intro to Law, Legal Research I, Civil Practice and Torts)
LEI 254 BIOETHICS AND THE LAW 3 credits
Advances in medical technology have forced society to make increasingly complex decisions regarding life and death. Students will be introduced to topics such as constitutional issues, health law technology, surrogacy, privacy issues, AIDS, wrongful birth/wrongful life, physician/patient relationship, cloning, human genome project, and constitutional issues. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Law)
LEI 222 HEALTH CARE LAW & ETHICS 3 credits
Course involves the legal aspects involved in today’s health-care field as it relates to the health-care providers, the administrative staff, the patient and the health insurance companies. Current legislation and regulatory issues will be explored along with legal aspects of medical ethics. (Prerequisite: Intro to Legal Nurse Consultant or Intro to Law, Legal Research I and Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting)