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

My Courses

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies FA2022

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies FA2022

An overview of the legal system and the role of the legal assistant within that system. Includes sources of the 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. Prerequisite: CUNY proficiency in reading and writing. Corequisite: ENG 1101. Three class hours; three credits.

LAW1101 Intro SP2023

LAW1101 Intro SP2023

An overview of the legal system and the role of the legal assistant within that system. Includes sources of the 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. Prerequisite: CUNY proficiency in reading and writing. Corequisite: ENG 1101. Three class hours; three credits.

LAW1101-1103 IntroCivProFYLC, F2021

LAW1101-1103 IntroCivProFYLC, F2021

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. These courses are part of a First Year Learning Community (FYLC), which consists of two or more courses with the same students, collaborating through various topics and assignments centered around an interdisciplinary theme. Our theme is “Legal Eagles: Learn to Fly!”

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies, SP2022

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies, SP2022

An overview of the legal system and the role of the legal assistant within that system. Includes sources of the 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. Prerequisite: CUNY proficiency in reading and writing. Corequisite: ENG 1101. Three class hours; three credits.

LAW1201 LegalResearchI SP2021

LAW1201 LegalResearchI SP2021

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. Prerequisites: LAW 1101 and ENG 1101. Pre- or corequisite: LAW 1103. Three class hours; three credits.

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Office of the Provost

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NYCCT College Council

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Student-Ready College Committee

Student-Ready College Committee

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Connect Days Student Resource Center

Connect Days Student Resource Center

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