Basic Legal Terminology

Administrative Assistant Professional (AAP)
Course Designator
Academic Dean
Dean of Workforce & Career Education
Last Offered
Official Course Description

This course is designed to give students knowledge and understanding of approximately 800 terms commonly used in the legal field. The students will learn to spell, define terms, and use them in a legal context. Students will learn correct pronunciation by studying pronunciation guides taken from the dictionary and by listening to CDs. Topics covered include courts and legal systems; litigation, pretrial, trial, proceedings, verdicts, judgements, and appeals; civil actions; criminal law; probate, wills and estates; real property; contracts; leases; domestic relations, marriage, separation, and divorce; commercial paper; bankruptcy; agency; equity; partnerships; and corporations.

Upcoming Offerings

Below is a list of the planned AAP.138 course sections for this semester and near future. The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date. Please keep in mind that course sections may be cancelled, changed, or otherwise altered before the course section start date.