May 19, 2022
BUS 904 - Legal Study Tour Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The student will participate in a supervised study tour in which time will be spent touring a government center to view how the government runs, including the history of this country and current legal policies and procedures.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: BUS 185 or POL 111 or instructor permission
- Interpret the sources of law in the United States.
- Recognize the essential characteristics of different sources of law.
- Distinguish the three branches of federal and state government.
- Apply critical legal thinking skills in analyzing judicial decisions.
- Discuss case law and its precedent value.
- Discuss how a lawsuit moves through the federal court system.
- Observe the legal systems in operation.
- Speak with professionals in the legal profession about our American legal system.
- Study a lawsuit to trace its path from trial court to appellate court.
- Visit an appellate court to observe oral arguments.
- Apply classroom theory to governmental and legal practice.
- Research information about the field study location.
- Write a journal of observations and information gathered.
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