This course introduces the student to the knowledge and skills necessary to use various technologies associated with the legal environment effectively.  Topics such as the use of e-Discovery, privilege, electronic courtroom, case management software, Internet resources and search logic, billing and time use software, and electronic medium are addressed.

This course provides a general understanding of the essential principles of contract law, the manner in which contracts are formed, and the elements that must be present for a contract to be valid and enforceable.  The student learns the rights and obligations of the parties involved and remedies that are available when contracts are breached.

This course introduces the student to estate planning and the ways in which property can be held and transferred. The course includes drafting of wills, durable powers of attorney, and community property agreements.  The student gains knowledge of probate and summary probate procedures and is exposed to the tax considerations in estate planning and estate administration.