Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LGST 218 - Civil Litigation

(G and TP/SS only)

A practical course in examining the process through which a civil lawsuit advances from the lowest to the highest courts in the Federal and  state court systems with a focus on the role and participation of the paralegal professional at every stage of the process.  Students will have an opportunity to draft pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and letters related to legal matters. PREREQUISITE(S): LGST 101 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly LA 118.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze and draft litigation pleadings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of Federal and state court procedures.
  • Describe and analyze the sections of a legal complaint and answer.
  • Describe the preparation and process of filing a lawsuit.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various steps associated with litigation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various areas of law within the U.S. legal system.

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