The Catholic University of America

Course Descriptions

Metro: Legal Assistant (MLA)

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MLA 101: Introduction to Paralegal Studies

3.00 Credits

Examines the process of litigation through both the Federal and State court systems.

MLA 110: Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 201: Legal Research and Writing

3.00 Credits

A review of techniques of legal writing, including the drafting of legal memoranda and pleadings and correct citation form. Assignments include preparation of a legal memorandum, basic correspondence, and draft pleadings.

MLA 211: Civil Procedure

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 216: Corporations

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 230: Criminal Law and Procedure

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 252: Administrative Law

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 253: Constitutional Law

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 254: Family Law

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 255: Employment Law

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 256: Intellectual Property

3.00 Credits

no description available

MLA 271: Evidence

3.00 Credits

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MLA 273: Civil Procedure II

3.00 Credits

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MLA 274: eDiscovery

3.00 Credits

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MLA 275: Trial Practice

3.00 Credits

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MLA 312: Torts

3.00 Credits

Deals with civil wrongs (or injuries) and the remedies for those wrongs. Covers intentional torts, negligence, defamation, and product liability.

MLA 340: Contract Law

3.00 Credits

Common Law contracts oral and written, statutory changes required in writing. Real Estate property and the different types of estates, the requirement of a writing: deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages and title work.

MLA 360: Computer Applications in Law

3.00 Credits

An overview of uses of the computer in the legal environment. Explains the concepts and theory of computer operations in the context of need analysis for law firms.

MLA 400: Advanced Legal Research

3.00 Credits

A thorough study of effective methods and techniques for planning and completing a complex legal research project. Presents the introductory to on-line sources for both primary and secondary legal authority. Prerequisite: MLA 101 or MLA 202 or equivalent.

MLA 495: Paralegal Internship

3.00 Credits

no description available