Morse School of Business Programs

Morse School of Business Programs

Credits Available with Dates Valid

Legal Assistant (Paralegal)
  • LA105 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing (3 credits, lower division level) 1989 through 1999
  • LA201 Litigation (3 credits, lower division level) 1989 through 1999
  • LA301 Family Law (1.5 credits, upper division level) 1991 through 1999
  • LA307 Criminal Law (1.5 credits, upper division level) 1991 through 1999
  • LA401 Real Estate Law (3 credits, upper division level) 1989 through 1999
  • LA403 Bankruptcy Law (1.5 credits, upper division level) 1991 through 1997
Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Practical Nursing Programs (18 credits, distributed as: 12 credits, lower division level, for Basic Nursing; 3 credits, lower division level, for Applied Human Biology; 2 credits, lower division level, for Applied Human Growth and Development; and 1 credit, lower division level, for Introduction to Computers); September 1994 through 1999

Source of Records

Office of the Registrar; Morse School of Business; 275 Asylum Street; Hartford, CT 06103-9880

About the Training Sponsor and Program

Morse School of Business, a private, coeducational institution, is located in Hartford and is registered as a corporation within the State of Connecticut. Morse was founded in 1860 as part of the Bryan-Stratton chain of schools. Morse is approved and licensed to operate in Connecticut by the Connecticut Commissioner of Education and is accredited as a business school by the Accrediting Commission of Independent Colleges and Schools. The Legal Assisting Program is a twelve-month, evening program established in 1989. A hands-on approach to the law is used. All faculty are practicing attorneys. Students learn how to assist an attorney by gathering and analyzing information relevant to the areas of litigation, real estate, probate and trust, family law, corporate law and bankruptcy, and consumer collections. Students also learn the practical aspects of law office management.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Legal Assistant (Paralegal)

LA105 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing (3 credits, lower division level) 1989 through 1999
To prepare legal assistants to assist attorneys in doing legal research and drafting legal memoranda in any area of the law and on any issue of the law. This course develops a research approach that analyzes and synthesizes statutes and cases using various methods which include law books, legal periodicals, digests, and Shepard's Citations. Computer-assisted legal research including WESTLAW is studied. In addition, students learn how to construct documents using proper language, grammar, and structure.

LA201 Litigation (3 credits, lower division level) 1989 through 1999
To familiarize students with the process and procedures of litigation so they can assist the litigation attorney with case development and management. Students in this course learn how legal disputes are resolved in the judicial process. Students prepare a preliminary draft of the pleadings to be filed with the course, conduct client and witness interviews, and other procedures associated with the service of process to enforcement of judgment.

LA301 Family Law (1.5 credits, upper division level) 1991 through 1999
To enable students to gain an understanding of the family law practice, to prepare the student to draft the essential complaints, motions, and agreements necessary in family actions, and to familiarize the student with various court forms and their completion. This course covers the legal issues surrounding the formation and dissolution of the family created by marriage. Students study antenupital agreements, restraints on marriage as well as the concepts of marital property. Connecticut's "no-fault" divorce law and doctrine and the equitable considerations which govern dissolution actions in this state will be learned. The issues of alimony, child custody and support and paternity and the modification of such court orders are examined in depth.

LA307 Criminal Law (1.5 credits, upper division level) 1991 through 1999
To provide students with the knowledge of basic federal and state constitutional issues, rights, laws, and procedures which will enable them to provide effective assistance to attorneys practicing criminal law. This course examines both federal and state criminal laws and procedures for processing persons accused of crimes. the Constitutional issues surrounding guilt and innocence and the role of legal assistants in supporting the defense of criminal clients through investigation, research, and trial preparation are covered.

LA401 Real Estate Law (3 credits, upper division level) 1989 through 1999
To give students an understanding of the real estate practice and to prepare the student to draft essential contracts, complaints, motions, and agreements necessary in real estate transactions. The course presents the study of law related to acquisition and possession of real estate. The course focuses on the real estate contract, title insurance, mortgages, closing, and taxation as well as landowner and tenant rights and summary process.

LA403 Bankruptcy Law (1.5 credits, upper division level) 1991 through 1997
To enable students to understand the prerequisites for filing bankruptcy, the role of the legal assistant in the initiation and progress of a bankruptcy case, and the legal assistant's role in managing the bankruptcy case file. The Bankruptcy Code is studied and the practical considerations and options available under it for both the individual and business client are examined. Alternative types of bankruptcy proceedings are also examined along with the basis and effect of each.

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Practical Nursing Programs (18 credits, distributed as: 12 credits, lower division level, for Basic Nursing; 3 credits, lower division level, for Applied Human Biology; 2 credits, lower division level, for Applied Human Growth and Development; and 1 credit, lower division level, for Introduction to Computers) September 1994 through 1999
This program prepares graduates to provide nursing care to clients of all ages with common health problems in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse; participate in the nursing process to promote, maintain, and restore health or administer care to dying patients; practice within the legal and ethical framework of the nursing profession; function as a member of the health care team in a variety of health care environments; develop self direction for growth; and function as a responsible citizen.