House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus LGLA-2303-01 (Torts-Personal Injury Law)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
LGLA-2303-01 (Torts-Personal Injury Law)
|Instructor||Quist, Edward Browning|
|Course ID #||10207|
|Course Title||Torts-Personal Injury Law|
|Course Description||The fundamental concepts of tort law with emphasis on the paralegalĘs role. Topics include intentional torts, negligence and strict liability.|
|Course Prerequisites||LGLA 1307 (may be taken concurrently)|
|Required Textbooks||Torts and Personal Injury Law, Wm. R. Buckley, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, Latest Ed.|
At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Interview lay witnesses in tort cases.
2. Classify damages in tort causes of action.
3. Apply the concepts of negligence per se and res ipsa loquitur.
4. Distinguish between actual cause and proximate cause.
5. Differentiate between contributory negligence and assumption of the risk.
6. Explain strict liability.
7. Apply the elements of various types of intentional torts to client situations.
|Major Assignments||Two document drafting assignments of equal weight: negligence petition and defamation petition.|
|Discussion Topics||Torts concepts and application in the law office.|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with the equivalent of 12 absences may be dropped from class.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
A. Three regular exams of approximately 50 questions each, of equal
weight, comprised of objective, short answer, and essay questions. 60%
B. Two document drafting assignments of equal weight: negligence petition and defamation petition. 20%
C. Final exam, noncumulative, with approximately 50 questions,
comprised of objective, short answer, and essay questions. 15%
D. Attendance 5%
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 9:00 AM|
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