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Course Details

Course Code: LSTD207 Course ID: 2558 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an overview of civil practice and procedure and will examine the process that courts must follow when hearing cases of a civil nature. During the course of study, students will learn how a lawsuit is commenced, what kind of service of process is required, the types of pleadings, motions, and orders allowed in civil cases, the timing and manner of depositions and discovery, the conduct of trials, the process for judgment, various available remedies, and how the courts and clerks must function. The course focuses on the legal skills involving interviewing and counseling for civil cases, the drafting of legal documents for civil cases, and legal ethics focused specifically on civil cases. Course topics include civil trial practices of pleadings, motions, discovery, pre-trial conferences, jury selection, trial protocols, and appellate strategies.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO 1: Classify jurisdiction by its types, methods of establishing, and ways to challenge.

CO 2: Conduct legal analysis of a court opinion.

CO 3: Properly use legal terms.

CO 4: Properly use legal technology.

CO 5: Describe venue and how it applies to civil lawsuits.

CO 6: Apply civil procedure to the basics of motion practice.

CO 7: Distinguish between motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

CO 8: Illustrate the basics of discovery.

CO 9: Understand the value of common pleading and discovery practices.

CO 10: Understand the relationship between civil procedure and different kinds of judgments.

CO 11: Understand the legal purposes of both res judicata and collateral estoppel.

Discussions:

Questions and topics posed in the Discussions are designed to promote thought and insight. Students must provide a critical review of the questions, topics and issues posed and substantively reply to the contributions of at least three peers. Individual postings should include a full discussion of the content of the question posed and explain how it relates to the concepts in the weekly text readings and other resources. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts, and examples that can bolster your point. The Discussion is for your benefit and it is important to respond to the discussion topic and to engage others in a running dialogue.

Your initial post should be made by Wednesday this week. You should then respond to 3 or more posts. Note that at least one response to your classmates must be made before Sunday. If you make all of your responsive posts on Sunday, you will not earn full points for timeliness.

This can be accomplished by

· Validating with additional evidence from the literature.

· Posing a thoughtful question with commentary which generates further discussion.

· Providing an alternative point-of-view, with evidence and examples.

· Offering additional insight into how the concept might be understood, with evidence provided with real world examples.

You should be active in the classroom throughout the week and actively engaged in the back-and-forth discussion between your colleagues and the professor.

The discussion grading rubric can be found in gradebook by clicking on the discussion entry.

CALI Assignments: Please complete the CALI assignments for both Week 3 and Week 6. Instructions for these two assignments can be found in the Assignment tab in the classroom.

Exams: The course contains both a midterm and a final exam. Exams will be taken open book. The exams will be posted in the classroom under the Quizzes tab.

The University will issue final official grades. Final grades will be posted in the electronic classroom within 7 days after the course ends. Students should not telephone the University looking for grades until, at least, 30 days after the end of the semester.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO 1: Classify jurisdiction by its types, methods of establishing, and ways to challenge.

CO 2: Conduct legal analysis of a court opinion.

CO 3: Properly use legal terms.

CO 4: Properly use legal technology.

CO 5: Describe venue and how it applies to civil lawsuits.

CO 6: Apply civil procedure to the basics of motion practice.

CO 7: Distinguish between motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

CO 8: Illustrate the basics of discovery.

CO 9: Understand the value of common pleading and discovery practices.

CO 10: Understand the relationship between civil procedure and different kinds of judgments.

CO 11: Understand the legal purposes of both res judicata and collateral estoppel.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.