Kerin E. Coughlin’s Profile

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

My Courses

LAW2405 Torts, FA2018

LAW2405 Torts, FA2018

Basic tort and insurance law as it relates to personal injuries. Addresses intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, fire insurance, and workers’ compensation, using specific examples and cases to illustrate the relevant legal principles; duties and obligations of parties, interviewing and factual investigation techniques, as well as the preparation of pleadings and the organization of personal injury cases.

LAW1201 Legal Research I SP2018

LAW1201 Legal Research I SP2018

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.

LAW 2306, Legal Issues for Facilities Managers, S17

LAW 2306, Legal Issues for Facilities Managers, S17

This course addresses legal issues that affect facility management. Topics include principles of contracts, leases, service and employment agreements, purchase agreements, relevant federal and state laws, environmental and municipal regulations, liabilities of different legal entities, tort liability, media and group relations, debtor rights, business ethics and disability laws.

LAW 1103, Civil Law & Procedure S17

LAW 1103, Civil Law & Procedure S17

This course is 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, the steps required in the litigation process and their time lines, drafting documents, trial and post-trial topics and an introduction to the use of the computer in litigation.

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies, FA2016

LAW1101 Intro to Paralegal Studies, FA2016

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 legal areas.

My Projects

Sandbox Project

Sandbox Project

Sandbox site for workshops! WORKSHOP FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS: tinyurl.com/openlabsurvey

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

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

First Year Experience Committee

First Year Experience 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. The departments involved in the pilot are: African American Studies, Architectural Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology, Dental Hygiene, English, Entertainment Technology, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging.

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding is a college-wide effort to answer the question “How can Faculty, staff, and students effectively provide/use accurate information for academic career planning from Day 1 through Graduation?”

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.