PLG 240: Torts & Contract Law

Class Program
Credits 3

This course is designed to give the student an introduction to the principles of personal injury law and contract law. Topics to be covered include: negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, trespass to land, trespass to chattel, conversion, defamation, strict product liability, and professional malpractice. In addition, this course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is legally enforceable and surveys the major legal issues affecting enforceable agreements; questions of when a contract becomes binding, what persons acquire rights under a contract, the conditions under which performance is required or excused, what constitutes breach of contract, and the remedies available for breach of contract. Emphasis will be placed on the role of a paralegal in personal injury litigation and contract issues with preparation and discussion of pertinent documents and filing issues.