Kerin E. Coughlin’s Profile

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Kerin E. Coughlin
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Law and Paralegal Studies
Office Location
N-622
Work Phone
718.260.4939

My Courses

LAW1101&1103 Intro & Civil, FA2020

LAW1101&1103 Intro & Civil, FA2020

LAW 1101, Introduction to Paralegal Studies, provides an overview of the legal system and the role of the legal assistant within that system. Topics include sources of law; legal terminology; operation of the court system at state and federal levels; respective roles of attorney, client and paralegal; legal ethics and the Code of Professional Responsibility, interviewing techniques; and a survey of specialized areas of law. LAW 1103, Civil Litigation and Procedure, addresses the theory and application of law and procedure in civil litigation with emphasis on New York State law. It focuses on the role of the paralegal in preparing for litigation, including an understanding of the court system, steps in the litigation process and their time lines, drafting legal documents, trial and post-trial topics, and an introduction to the use of the computer in litigation. Each course is three credits and requires CUNY proficiency in reading and writing as prerequisites. For 1101, English 1101 is corequisite; for 1103, LAW 1101 and ENG 1101 are pre- or co-requisites.

LAW1201 Legal Research I, FA2019

LAW1201 Legal Research I, FA2019

Three credits; prerequisites are LAW 1101 and ENG 1101; LAW 1103 is a pre- or corequisite. A working knowledge of the law library is presented, including practice in finding statutes, cases and administrative regulations. Students are taught validating, and gain experience in using legal encyclopedias, digests and other sources. All these research skills are integrated within written assignments.

LAW1201 Legal Research I SP2020

LAW1201 Legal Research I SP2020

Three credits; prerequisites are LAW 1101 and ENG 1101; LAW 1103 is a pre- or corequisite. A working knowledge of the law library is presented, including practice in finding statutes, cases and administrative regulations. Students are taught validating, and gain experience in using legal encyclopedias, digests and other sources. All these research skills are integrated within written assignments.

hallRIGHTSfall2109

hallRIGHTSfall2109

Learning community course taught alongside Kerin Coughlin’s Law 1101

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies FYLC, FA2019

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies FYLC, FA2019

This course provides an overview of the legal system and the role of the legal assistant within that system. Topics include sources of law; legal terminology; operation of the court system at state and federal levels; respective roles of attorney, client and paralegal; legal ethics and the Code of Professional Responsibility, interviewing techniques; and a survey of specialized areas of law. Three credits; CUNY proficiency in reading and writing are prerequisites; English 1101 is corequisite.

My Projects

The Open Road

The Open Road

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NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

Student-Ready College Committee

Student-Ready College Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience.

FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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My Clubs

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

This is a private group for new hires participating in the New Faculty Seminar series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The members of the group are composed of the seminar leaders as well as the faculty. This group will be used as the main communication site between all participants and facilitators and as a repository for the documents made available throughout the seminar series.